Ad-nauseam definition

ăd nôzē-əm
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.

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To a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea.
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To the point of disgust; to a sickening extreme.
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To a nauseating or sickening degree.
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Origin of ad-nauseam

  • Latin ad to nauseam accusative of nausea sickness

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ad nauseam, from ad (“to”) + nauseam (“sea-sickness, sickness, nausea”), form of nausea.

    From Wiktionary