One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pain or discomfort in the stomach associated with difficulty in digesting food.
dyspepsia, hyperacidity, acidity, heartburn, stomach ache, a stomach ache, upset stomach, an upset stomach, stomach upset, a stomach upset, a gastric upsetView synonyms
- ‘The indigestion consisted of recurrent nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, and pain on eating.’
- ‘Some people react to codeine with stomach upset, including nausea and indigestion.’
- ‘When Helena arrived for her appointment she described her symptoms of chronic indigestion and her difficulty in keeping down food.’
- ‘Side-effects with these treatments tend to be minor and include headaches, nausea, indigestion and a stuffy nose.’
- ‘Occasional or mild heartburn can usually be treated effectively with over-the-counter medicines for indigestion.’
- ‘Antacids are used to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, caused by heartburn or indigestion.’
- ‘One friend suffered from indigestion and arthritis and is also amazed at the improvement after taking the herbal blend.’
- ‘The team found that people who thought they only had heartburn or indigestion significantly delayed seeing a doctor.’
- ‘Mild symptoms may also be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn.’
- ‘Peptic ulcers can cause symptoms of indigestion, including pain, which may be severe.’
- ‘Occasionally these drugs have side-effects such as indigestion and muscle pains.’
- ‘Patients often complain of indigestion, but what do they mean?’
- ‘The growing foetus tends to press against the bowel and stomach to cause indigestion, especially heartburn.’
- ‘Other symptoms include a bloated abdomen, excess wind, nausea, vomiting and indigestion.’
- ‘For example, you may start to experience headaches, nausea and indigestion.’
- ‘Eating a low fat diet can help to avoid indigestion which is also possible.’
- ‘The pain is frequently confused with that of severe indigestion.’
- ‘These changes can also lead to indigestion, which can make you feel very full, bloated or gassy.’
- ‘Other problems you may experience after stomach surgery are diarrhoea, indigestion and vomiting in the mornings.’
- ‘His chronic back pain and requirement for indigestion medication have ceased to be a problem.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin indigestio(n-), from in- (expressing negation) + digestio (see digestion).
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