“Nauseous” is an adjective that means causing nausea or disgust. For example:

  • The smell of the rotten food was nauseous.
  • The sight of the injury made me feel nauseous.

“Nauseated” is an adjective that means feeling sick to the stomach or experiencing nausea. For example:

  • I feel nauseated after eating too much.
  • The motion of the boat made me feel nauseated.

In general, “nauseous” refers to something that causes nausea, while “nauseated” refers to the feeling of being sick to the stomach.

By Karen

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