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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Research shows that 81 percent of mountaineers experience nausea and/or vomiting as a result. Brad Stulberg, Outside Online, "What Happens to Your Body When You Climb Everest," 11 June 2018 The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, sinusitis, upper respiratory infection, throat pain, headache, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "An asthma drug shows promise against Alzheimer's," 8 June 2018 Trichlorothylene, which can cause dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "12 Houseplants That Purify Your Home's Air," 7 Jan. 2019 The most common side effects reported included: headaches, nausea, yeast infections, abdominal pain, irregular bleeding, and breast tenderness. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "FDA Approves Contraceptive Vaginal Ring That Can Be Used for a Year," 11 Aug. 2018 At the same time, every fifth volunteer felt the hallucinogenic effect, and about half of the testers noted signs of disorientation in space, as well as nausea and dizziness. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Russian Navy Is Fitting Ships with Barf-Inducing Lights," 4 Feb. 2019 The medications have side effects, such as fatigue and nausea, and have to be taken with adequate nutrition, which is particularly difficult in some places in rural Africa. Abigail Higgins, Vox, "Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.," 15 Oct. 2018 Those symptoms include gastrointestinal issues like watery diarrhea, a loss of appetite, cramping or bloating, fatigue, and nausea. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Romaine Lettuce in Salads and Wraps Recalled, This Time for Possible Parasite Risk," 1 Aug. 2018 Like the Kolkata street vendor who squats on his haunches from fatigue and nausea. Somini Sengupta, The Seattle Times, "In India, summer heat could soon be unbearable — literally," 17 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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