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NAUSEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nauseous mean? 

NAUSEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective NAUSEOUS has 2 senses:

1. causing or able to cause nausea
2. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

  Familiarity information: NAUSEOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NAUSEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1nauseous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing or able to cause nausea

Synonyms:

sickening; queasy; noisome; nauseous; nauseating; loathsome; vile; offensive

Context examples:

a nauseating smell / nauseous offal / a sickening stench

Similar:

unwholesome (detrimental to physical or moral well-being)


Sense 2nauseous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Synonyms:

nauseated; sickish; nauseous; queasy; sick

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


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