Nausea meaning

nô'zē-ə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -shə
A symptom characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.
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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.

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A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.
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Strong aversion; disgust.
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A feeling of sickness in the stomach, with an impulse to vomit.
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Disgust; loathing.
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A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.
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A feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit.
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Strong dislike or disgust.
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Origin of nausea

  • Middle English from Latin from Greek nautiā, nausiē seasickness from nautēs sailor from naus ship nāu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition