Definitions for ad nauseamæd ˈnɔ zi əm, -ˌæm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad nau•se•amæd ˈnɔ zi əm, -ˌæm(adv.)
to a sickening or disgusting degree.
Category: Foreign Term
Origin of ad nauseam:
< L: lit., to seasickness
to a sickening extent
"he played the song ad nauseam"
to a nauseating or sickening degree.
Origin: From ad nauseam, from ad + nauseam, form of nausea.
Ad nauseam is a Latin term for something unpleasurable that has continued "to [the point of] nausea". For example, the sentence, "This topic has been discussed ad nauseam", signifies that the topic in question has been discussed extensively, and that those involved in the discussion have grown tired of it.
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