What does hangover mean?

Definitions for hangover
ˈhæŋˌoʊ vərhang·over

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hangover, katzenjammer(noun)

    disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)

  2. holdover, hangover(noun)

    an official who remains in office after his term

  3. hangover, holdover(noun)

    something that has survived from the past

    "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century"


  1. hangover(n.)

    An unpleasant feeling, such as a headache, occurring as an aftereffect from the use of drugs (especially alcohol).


  1. hangover(Noun)

    Illness caused by a previous bout of heavy drinking.

    I really enjoyed yesterday's party, but now I have the biggest hangover uE000170730uE001 I'll not be doing that again any time soon.

  2. hangover(Noun)

    An unpleasant relic left from prior events.


  1. Hangover

    A hangover is the experience of various unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages. The most commonly reported characteristics of a hangover include headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, lethargy, dysphoria, diarrhea and thirst, typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off. While a hangover can be experienced at any time, generally a hangover is experienced the morning after a night of heavy drinking. In addition to the physical symptoms, a hangover may also induce psychological symptoms including heightened feelings of depression and anxiety. Hypoglycemia, dehydration, acetaldehyde intoxication, and glutamine rebound are all theorized causes of hangover symptoms. Hangover symptoms may persist for several days after alcohol was last consumed. Some aspects of a hangover are viewed as symptoms of acute ethanol withdrawal, similar to the longer-duration effects of withdrawal from alcoholism, as determined by studying the increases in brain reward thresholds in rats following ethanol injection.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hangover in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hangover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hangover in a Sentence

  1. Denny Levett:

    If you go straight up to 3,500 meters, the next morning you'll feel like you have the flu or a hangover.

  2. Allen Sandeep:

    The hangover from the oil price decline is hurting the sentiment in the Gulf and spilling over into Egypt.

  3. Mike Ferrari:

    [ b ] ut what we hear from SmartyPig customers is that their vacation was more awesome because they are coming home and the whole thing has already been paid for, the worst thing about taking a vacation is coming home with a debt hangover and wondering how you’re going to pay for it ….

  4. Robert Campbell:

    If not, a massive inventory hangover will bedevil the market for months to come.

  5. Jack Ablin:

    Looks like a slight hangover from the party that we had last week.

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