nausea

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

Definition of nausea 

1 : a stomach distress with distaste for food and an urge to vomit experienced nausea during the cruise to Bermuda

2 : extreme disgust looked at the murder scene with growing nausea

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Other Words from nausea

nauseant \ˈnȯ-zhē-ənt, -shē-, -zē-, -sē- \ noun or adjective

Examples of nausea in a Sentence

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

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Its symptoms, which include frequent watery diarrhea, weight loss, nausea, and fever, can last from a few days to more than a month if left untreated. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "More Than 100 People Ill From Parasite Possibly Linked to McDonald's Salads," 13 July 2018 Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever Early signs and symptoms of the infection are similar to other illnesses and include fever, headache, rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle pain, and lack of appetite. CBS News, "Latest death shines light on tick-borne disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever," 12 July 2018 Symptoms of the non-fatal infection include diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight, cramping, bloating, gas, nausea and vomiting. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin included in Cyclospora outbreak tied to McDonald's salads," 14 July 2018 The parasite can also cause loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps and pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, and other flu-like symptoms. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "What Is Cyclospora? Parasite Linked to Del Monte Vegetables Has Sickened More Than 200," 10 July 2018 Heat exhaustion: Heavy sweating, cold and clammy skin, nausea and vomiting. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Protect yourself from heat-related illness," 25 June 2018 More than two dozen children fell ill, suffering nausea and vomiting, on Thursday at a Florida summer camp — and no one knows why. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "33 Children Hospitalized After Mysteriously Falling Ill at Florida Summer Camp on Same Day," 22 June 2018 The moderate to severe throbbing headaches are often accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Healthday, chicagotribune.com, "Non-drug migraine treatments often ignored," 8 June 2018 Symptoms, which begin about three to four days after consuming the bacteria, can include watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, according to the CDC. Susan Scutti, CNN, "197 illnesses, five deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of nausea

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nausea

Latin, seasickness, nausea, from Greek nautia, nausia, from nautēs sailor — more at nautical

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nausea

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nausea

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

nausea

noun
nau·sea | \ˈnȯ-zē-ə, ˈnȯ-shə\

Kids Definition of nausea

1 : a disturbed and unpleasant condition of the stomach : the feeling of being about to vomit

2 : deep disgust : loathing

nausea

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

Medical Definition of nausea 

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

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