- Ad nauseam is defined as something that happens over and over, or that goes on for so long that everyone is sick of it.
An example of ad nauseam is the story that your professor repeats at the beginning of every single class.
Origin: Classical Latin to nausea
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Origin: Latin ad, to + nauseam, accusative of nausea, sickness.
ad nauseam - Cultural Definition
To go on endlessly; literally, to continue “to seasickness”: “The candidate told us the details of how he overcame his childhood problems ad nauseam.”