Definition of jet lag in English:

jet lag

noun

  • [mass noun] Extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across different time zones.

    ‘she was suffering from jet lag and needed to rest’
    • ‘Unlike those around him, the naturalised German citizen's only physical ailment was jet lag.’
    • ‘Billy and I had to wake up at the crack of dawn and my jet lag still haunts my sleeping pattern.’
    • ‘I sank into king-sized relief, only to find my jet lag and a two-week London hangover waiting for me there.’
    • ‘Put one on at bedtime, or pop it in the fridge and wear it as you catnap, to reduce signs of jet lag or fatigue.’
    • ‘Apparently, urine drinking is increasingly popular with the sushi generation, who believe it may be the cure of many ills, including jet lag.’
    • ‘Despite returning from the States the previous day jet lag did not deter her scoring a brilliant goal playing at half forward.’
    • ‘We all had a couple of days here to recover from ferocious jet lag.’
    • ‘Uncomfortable hours compounding the effects of his jet lag.’
    • ‘Crossing numerous time zones leaves many people suffering from jet lag.’
    • ‘I promise to respond to some of the Comments as soon as my jet lag recedes.’
    • ‘At noon the next day, eyelids heavy from jet lag and cascades of sunshine, we set about exploring.’
    • ‘Jo-Jo was a little lost but he's suffering from jet lag.’
    • ‘On average it takes one day per time zone crossed to recover from the effects of jet lag.’
    • ‘She travelled a lot but there was never any jet lag or fuss.’
    • ‘Rapid transition through multiple time zones causes jet lag, which can be prevented by melatonin.’
    • ‘‘I guess we have jet lag,’ said the tall one with the blonde hair and chiselled chin.’
    • ‘In division one the recently returned Mr Loy fired an impressive 42 points, shaking off the last effects of his jet lag.’
    • ‘I hope you've recovered from any jet lag suffered from your recent Middle East listening tour.’
    • ‘There are various methods that may help you avoid jet lag or reduce its effects.’
    • ‘In addition to making you look haggard as you de-board, dehydration compounds the effects of jet lag.’
    tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion, prostration, overtiredness, collapse
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Pronunciation:

jet lag

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