AskDefine | Define nauseant

Dictionary Definition

nauseant n : a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting [syn: emetic, vomit, vomitive]

Extensive Definition

A nauseant is a substance or an agent that is used to generate the tendency to vomit. Tobacco and egg white are nauseous to children, and produce sickness at the stomach. Nauseants are akin to direct emetics.

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