Definition of nausea in English:



mass noun
  • 1A feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.

    ‘a wave of nausea engulfed him’
    • ‘Gradually the feeling of nausea passed, and she was able to stand comfortably.’
    • ‘Gastroenteritis can cause diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, fever and severe headaches.’
    • ‘For 24 hours following the surgery and anesthesia, she experienced extreme nausea and dizziness.’
    • ‘Regurgitation is different from vomiting in that it is not preceded or accompanied by nausea.’
    • ‘I had a few dizzy spells and moments of acute nausea but gradually began to feel better.’
    • ‘Only a few patients experienced postoperative nausea, so any statistical evaluation would be meaningless.’
    • ‘Cancer chemotherapy can cause severe nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort, which can limit therapy.’
    • ‘A wave of nausea passed over him, and he closed his eyes and swallowed hard.’
    • ‘Side effects of metformin include mild nausea, diarrhoea, and abdominal bloating.’
    • ‘The effects of salmonella on the body cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea.’
    • ‘Around three quarters of women experience nausea in early pregnancy and around half also vomit.’
    • ‘The pain may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.’
    • ‘The nausea before mealtimes also mostly disappeared, only to be replaced by a complete lack of appetite.’
    • ‘Dizziness and nausea swept over her, a loud roaring noise filling her ears.’
    • ‘He was still weak and shaky, but the dreadful enervation and nausea had disappeared.’
    • ‘Common side effects include chronic nausea and vomiting, hair loss, mouth sores, extreme fatigue and depression.’
    • ‘When I woke up the next morning a wave of nausea automatically hit me.’
    • ‘I feel a pounding behind my eyes, the beginning of a headache, and nausea in my stomach.’
    sickness, biliousness, queasiness
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    1. 1.1 A feeling of loathing or disgust.
      ‘the stories will launch a wave of public nausea and outrage’
      • ‘His government could scarcely bring itself to mention the word ' traditional ' without suffering acute political nausea.’
      disgust, revulsion, repugnance, repulsion, distaste, aversion, loathing, abhorrence, detestation, odium
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Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek nausia, from naus ‘ship’.