from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. to a nauseating or sickening degree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, to sickness; to disgust; to the extent of exciting disgust, especially the disgust which arises from satiety or wearisome repetition: as, statements or complaints repeated ad nauseam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a sickening extent


Latin ad, to + nauseam, accusative of nausea, sickness.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ad nauseam, from ad ("to") + nauseam ("sea-sickness, sickness, nausea"), form of nausea. (Wiktionary)


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