jet lag

noun

Definition of jet lag

: 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

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Other Words from jet lag

jet-lagged \ ˈjet-​ˌlagd \ adjective

Examples of jet lag in a Sentence

I had bad jet lag after that last trip overseas.

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And the Duchess of Sussex has been using yoga to battle her jet lag and early pregnancy symptoms. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Prince Harry Already Has an Adorable Nickname for the Royal Baby," 29 Oct. 2018 The Seahawks showed no sign of jet lag in a 27-3 mauling of the Oakland Raiders that gave Seattle fans reason for optimism going into the bye week. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the (inter)national media are saying about the Seahawks’ 27-3 trouncing of the Oakland Raiders," 15 Oct. 2018 Michelin-star Chef Daniel Wong’s contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine is an excellent cure for jet lag. Todd Plummer, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Do Shanghai in 12 Hours or Less," 14 Dec. 2018 Between endless security lines, shrinking legroom, flight delays, and jet lag, that’s fair. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "10 Tips on How to Survive a Plane Crash (Although They're Really Rare)," 13 Oct. 2018 The Spring 2019 season has been over for a week, which means the jet lag is just about gone, but definitely not the memories! Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Our Very Favorite Moments From the Spring 2019 Collections," 10 Oct. 2018 Getty The tennis star shares her thoughts on TSA PreCheck, soup dumplings, beating jet lag, and much, much more. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Maria Sharapova Answers 37 Questions About Travel," 27 Aug. 2018 Travel-wise, consider those dreaded, uncomfortable overnight flights that send you into a jet lag spiral a thing of the past. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Why an Around-the-World Private Jet Trip is the Only Way to Fly," 17 Aug. 2018 Everything from thermometer calibration to stress, poor sleep, fevers, and jet lag can alter temperature readings. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of jet lag

1965, in the meaning defined above

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jet lag

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jet lag

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

jet lag

noun
\ ˈjet-ˌlag \

Medical Definition of jet lag

: 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

Other Words from jet lag

jet-lagged adjective

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