nausea[nô′s̸hə, -z̸hə; -sē ə, -zē ə]
- Nausea is a feeling of sickness or disgust that makes the person want to vomit.
An example of nausea is a sick feeling from food poisoning.
This man suffers from nausea.
- a feeling of sickness at the stomach, with an impulse to vomit
- disgust; loathing
Origin of nauseaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek nausia, nautia, seasickness ; from naus, a ship, nautēs, sailor: see navy
- A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit. See Usage Note at nauseous.
- Strong aversion; disgust.
Origin of nauseaMiddle English, from Latin, from Greek nautiā, nausiē, seasickness, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.