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
nauseantplay \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.
Recent Examples of nausea from the Web
The virus, which causes flu-like symptoms including fever, fatigue, nausea, and muscle pain, first spread from Missouri to Tennessee, and then to Oklahoma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
E.coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms.
Persistent anxiety can cause symptoms like dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and frequent urination.
Symptoms do usually consist of varying combinations of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.
Common symptoms include nausea, cramping and heavy bleeding, similar to what women experience during a miscarriage.
Potential side effects of the treatment include headaches, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and skin irritation at the treatment site.
Listeria symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
After Cassidy—whose family calls her Cassie—then 4, complained about pain and nausea following a ride on the Ladybug rollercoaster, her dad, Daniel, a registered nurse, felt her stomach and discovered a small bump.
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NAUSEA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nausea for English Language Learners
: the feeling you have in your stomach when you think you are going to vomit
NAUSEA Defined for Kids
History for nausea
The ancient Greeks were a seafaring people, so feeling motion sickness on board a ship was nothing new to them. In fact the Greek word for “seasickness,” nausia, was derived from the word naus, meaning “ship.” Since the main signs of seasickness are an upset stomach and the urge to vomit, nausia was applied to stomach discomfort of any origin. The word was borrowed into Latin as nausea, and from Latin into English.
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