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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Nauseating odors wafted from the nearby sewage treatment plant.
▪ It's almost nauseating to think this could be true.
▪ As well as proving to Anthea he meant business, it would put one over that nauseating Toby Latimer in no mean fashion.
▪ Contemporary locomotives are carved on their headstones, which also bear nauseating rhyming epitaphs of the kind so beloved by the Victorians.
▪ Every nauseating action, every violation, abuse and mutilation is meticulously rendered.
▪ She took slow breaths of the nauseating air.
▪ They also witnessed various nauseating sights including a car piled high with dead animals.
▪ To imply disabled people are responsible for the under-payment of personal assistance services in these circumstances is a nauseating misrepresentation of facts.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nauseate \Nau"se*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nauseated; p. pr. & vb. n. Nauseating.] [L. nauseare, nauseatum, fr. nause

  1. See Nausea.] To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.


a. 1 causing disgust, revulsion or loathing 2 causing nausea


adj. causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn: nauseous, noisome, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]

Usage examples of "nauseating".

It was a quite nauseating sight to see Brodder wilt on having his motives brought out into the light.

Her sickish sweet perfume was a nauseating contrast to the horrible reek of the streets.

And he smelled it more precisely than many people could see it, for his perception was perception after the fact and thus of a higher order: an essence, a spirit of what had been, something undisturbed by the everyday accidents of the moment, like noise, glare or the nauseating press of living human beings.

Two girls can have a better time, and not have to put up with a lot of yucky kissing and grappling from some Nauseating geek.

The nauseating odor of urine and feces was overlaid with the sharper scent of the combustible fluid.

Trix stared at its immensity and felt a nauseating vertigo, like she might overtopple and plunge into the giant bands of whirling cloud.

The thin, high whine of the Mannschenn Drive Unit deepened as the spinning, precessing gyroscopes slowed to a halt, and as they did so there came the nauseating dizziness of temporal disorientation.

I found even slightly nauseating which says a lot for Schow as a writer.

The room was smoky from the huge cooking hearths, humid with the steam of boiling kettles and pots, the uncirculated air choked with the nauseating scent of humans.

The place had a nauseating smell of food stores, damp, human sweat, and unemptied chamber pots.

Jafit, barely able to suppress his nauseating, triumphant leer, clicked his fingers and five hara emerged fully from the cover of the trees, to stand menacingly beside him and around me.

The nauseating smell combined with the speleological hazards nearly made me turn back.

With each step downward, the musty odor grew stronger, almost nauseating.

Cato instructed his six lictors to remain in the vestibule, then marched onward into the depths of a house designed to envelop its denizens in a degree of luxury that he found nauseating.

Misshapen faces, stupid-looking tartan neckerchiefs, infuriatingly whining voices, strange and vaguely nauseating odors.