nausea

noun
nau·​sea | \ ˈnȯ-zē-ə How to pronounce nausea (audio) , -sē-ə How to pronounce nausea (audio) ; ˈnȯ-zhə How to pronounce nausea (audio) , -shə How to pronounce nausea (audio) \

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 How to pronounce nauseant (audio) , -​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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The flu can cause uncomfortable body aches, nausea, fevers, and as last year demonstrated, even death. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Is It Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot? Experts Weigh In," 3 Oct. 2018 Those with weakened immune systems are at most risk of serious complications, but healthy individuals may experience watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Swimmers warned after diarrhea-causing parasite confirmed in Illinois public pool," 19 Sep. 2018 Those tourists can expect nausea, a small dose of radiation, and — possibly — friction among their group, as a result of their isolation. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "SpaceX’s Moon loop will affect passengers’ health — here’s how," 18 Sep. 2018 Patients of aversion therapy were also sometimes dosed with nausea-inducing drugs, Dr. Haldeman says. Chelsea Greenwood Lassman, Teen Vogue, "How Gay Conversion Therapy Came to Be, and How It Persists Today," 7 Aug. 2018 But this is more nausea-inducing than anything else. Jamie Samuelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football recruiting eighth-graders is absurd, nauseating," 31 May 2018 If that doesn't seem to do the trick, talk to your vet about a prescription anti-nausea medication. Laurren Welch, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Road-Tripping With Your Dog," 31 Jan. 2019 The illness can cause diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "600 Utah students stay home as officials warn of norovirus outbreak," 7 Sep. 2018 Reports of harmful algal blooms grow year after year, wreaking havoc on fishing and tourism seasons in Lake Erie, killing dogs and causing nausea and rashes for the unsuspecting swimmer. Emily Hopkins, Cincinnati.com, "Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that," 4 July 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 How to pronounce nausea (audio) , 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 How to pronounce nausea (audio) , -sē-ə; ˈnȯ-zhə How to pronounce nausea (audio) , -shə How to pronounce nausea (audio) \

Medical Definition of nausea

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

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