morning sickness


: nausea and vomiting that occurs typically in the morning especially during the earlier months of pregnancy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Now that the news is out there, Cuoco is sharing it all on her Instagram Stories, including her battle with morning sickness. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 12 Oct. 2022 The Department of Education chastised Salt Lake Community College for denying accommodations to a student with severe morning sickness. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 June 2022 At that time, my wife, now ex-wife, was pregnant with my daughter, Anjuli, and was remarkably sick in bed with morning sickness for many weeks. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 July 2022 One was the morning sickness drug thalidomide, tested on American women in the 1950s, that could cause severe birth defects or stillbirths. New York Times, 9 June 2022 Brooke walked out of the pregnancy center that day with an ultrasound photo and a handful of lollipops that Arnholt promised would help with her morning sickness. Caroline Kitchener, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 Pregnancy can entail nine months of debilitating morning sickness, health complications, and pain. Amanda Allen, ELLE, 24 May 2022 Hyperemesis goes far beyond traditional morning sickness. Rachel Lobdell, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2022 There are several conditions where medical marijuana is helpful for pregnant women, such as epilepsy and hyperemesis gravidarum -- a severe form of morning sickness that can lead to weight loss, studies show. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of morning sickness was in 1803

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“Morning sickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

morning sickness


: nausea that occurs typically in the morning and that is usually associated with the early months of pregnancy

Medical Definition

morning sickness


: nausea and vomiting that occurs typically in the morning especially during the earlier months of pregnancy

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