Definitions for nauseaˈnɔ zi ə, -ʒə, -si ə, -ʃə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nau•se•aˈnɔ zi ə, -ʒə, -si ə, -ʃə(n.)

  1. sickness at the stomach, esp. when accompanied by a loathing for food and an involuntary impulse to vomit.

    Category: Pathology

  2. extreme disgust; loathing; repugnance.

Origin of nausea:

1560–70; < L nausea, nausia < Gk *nausíā (Ionic nausíē) seasickness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nausea, sickness(noun)

    the state that precedes vomiting

  2. nausea(noun)

    disgust so strong it makes you feel sick

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nausea(noun)ˈnɔ zi ə, -ʒə, -si ə, -ʃə

    a strong feeling of sickness in your stomach

    nausea and dizziness


  1. nausea(Noun)

    A feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit.

  2. nausea(Noun)

    Strong dislike or disgust.

  3. nausea(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Nausea(noun)

    seasickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of the stomach; loathing


  1. Nausea

    Nausea is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. It often, but not always, precedes vomiting. A person can suffer nausea without vomiting. Nausea is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Some common causes of nausea are motion sickness, dizziness, migraine, fainting, gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Side effects of many medications including cancer chemotherapy, nauseants or morning sickness in early pregnancy. Nausea may also be caused by anxiety, disgust and depression. Medications taken to prevent and treat nausea are called antiemetics. The most commonly prescribed antiemetics in the US are promethazine, metoclopramide and ondansetron.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nausea

    An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.

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a feeling of sickness.

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