jet lag

noun

Definition of jet lag

  1. :  a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (such as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and probably results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body

jet–lagged

play \ˈjet-ˌlagd\ adjective

Examples of jet lag in a sentence

  1. I had bad jet lag after that last trip overseas.

1965

First Known Use of jet lag

1965


JET LAG Defined for English Language Learners

jet lag

noun

Definition of jet lag for English Language Learners

  • : a tired and unpleasant feeling that you sometimes get when you travel by airplane to a place that is far away


Medical Dictionary

jet lag

play
noun \ˈjet-ˌlag\

Medical Definition of jet lag

  1. :  a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and probably results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body—called also jet fatigue

jet–lagged

adjective


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