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