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nausea

noun nau·sea \ˈn-zē-ə, -sē-ə; ˈn-zhə, -shə\

: the feeling you have in your stomach when you think you are going to vomit

Full Definition of NAUSEA

1
:  a stomach distress with distaste for food and an urge to vomit
2
:  extreme disgust
nau·se·ant \-zhē-ənt, -shē-, -zē-, -sē-\ noun or adjective

Examples of NAUSEA

  1. Some people experience nausea when flying.
  2. A feeling of nausea suddenly came over me.

Origin of NAUSEA

Latin, seasickness, nausea, from Greek nautia, nausia, from nautēs sailor — more at nautical
First Known Use: 1569

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nausea

noun nau·sea \ˈn-zē-ə, -sē-ə; ˈn-zhə, -shə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NAUSEA

:  a stomach distress with distaste for food and an urge to vomit

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