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
A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a year, longer than many new cancer drugs do.
One group was directed to report the common side effects of chemo — including nausea, pain, fatigue and difficulty in breathing — at least once a week using an electronic tablet or other kind of computer.
A new federal report detailed what came after consumption for 14 people who sampled the Bay Area's bloom of death cap - or amanita phalloides - last December: Violent nausea, in all cases.
Toxic algae can cause a host of symptoms, including numbness, tingling, dizziness, nausea, cramping, diarrhea and difficulty breathing.
Medication doesn't always work for everyone, or the side-effects, such as difficulty concentrating, nausea, slow digestion, headaches or irritability, may be hard for some people to tolerate.
Eating seafood contaminated with domoic acid can cause people to experience nausea and vomiting.
Officials say the effects of synthetic marijuana can include agitation, extreme nervousness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a racing heartbeat, hallucination and dilated pupils.
Eyestrain, fatigue and nausea in some people who watch 3-D content has also dampened enthusiasm for 3-D TVs.
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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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