You can pronounce this word in one of two ways:
nau sea or nau se a
When a person experiences nausea, he or she is sick. There’s often a physical feeling that makes a person want to throw up or vomit.
He’s holding a barf bag.
The word "nauseate" is a verb:
The words "nauseated," "nauseating," and "nauseous" are adjectives:
Note: The words "nauseated" and "nauseous" are technically different in English, but most Americans use them interchangeably. Personally, I don’t pay much attention to the small differences between these two words. I’d rather focus on more important things.
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The page was first published on November 14, 2013. It was updated on August 1, 2016.