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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An experiment in an Iowa hospital last year showed that aromatherapy worked more quickly than prescribing anti-nausea medication. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Riders in Vienna have opted for stale subway air over aromatherapy," 10 Aug. 2019 Then there were the actual symptoms associated with the first trimester of pregnancy, like nausea and extreme exhaustion. Leigh Weingus, Glamour, "We Need To Start Talking About This Common—And Debilitating—Pregnancy Symptom," 12 July 2019 Some people can tell when a migraine is here to stay based on the level of pain, or other factors, like nausea or light sensitivity. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "5 Ways to Cope With Migraines at Work," 27 June 2019 That makes sense, because research suggests CBD has anti-anxiety and [anti-nausea] effects. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "How Hard Should We Lean into This Whole CBD Coffee Trend?," 16 Aug. 2018 What's even better, those patients reported significant drops in pain, anxiety and nausea after admission. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "This type of care can sharply reduce medical costs, so why aren't doctors ordering it?," 25 June 2018 Some people find that Ambien also leads to gastrointestinal issues, like nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and gas. refinery29.com, "No, Ambien Does Not Cause Racism," 30 May 2018 More than 10% of patients experienced side effects, including nausea, vomiting, anemia and a type of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Los Angeles Times, "FDA approves tuberculosis drug that works on hard-to-treat cases," 14 Aug. 2019 Aside from seizures, other symptoms of nicotine poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, confusion, and abnormal heart rhythms. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "The FDA Is Investigating 127 Reports of Seizures Possibly Related to Vaping—Here's What You Need to Know," 8 Aug. 2019

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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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