indigestion, dyspepsia, stomach upset, upset stomach(noun)
a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
A common medical condition most often caused by eating too quickly.
lack of proper digestive action; a failure of the normal changes which food should undergo in the alimentary canal; dyspepsia; incomplete or difficult digestion
Origin: [L. indigestio: cf. F. indigestion. See In- not, and Digest.]
Dyspepsia, also known as indigestion, is a condition of impaired digestion. It is a medical condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness and feeling full earlier than expected when eating. It can be accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. Dyspepsia is a common problem and is frequently caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease or gastritis. In a small minority it may be the first symptom of peptic ulcer disease and occasionally cancer. Hence, unexplained newly onset dyspepsia in people over 55 or the presence of other alarming symptoms may require further investigations. Functional dyspepsia is dyspepsia "without evidence of an organic disease that is likely to explain the symptoms". Functional dyspepsia is estimated to affect about 15% of the general population in western countries.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A distressing stomach trouble that is sometimes temporarily relieved by kicking the cat or whipping the children.
The numerical value of indigestion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of indigestion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of indigestion in a Sentence
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
We are getting a little bit of indigestion in the market over the past two sessions from tech earnings.
Some of the ingredients, namely minerals, can be harsh on the stomach lining – it causes indigestion and pain.
If they need all the US$15bn at once, they could do US$10bn in dollars and US$5bn in euros, the market is there, but it would lead to some indigestion.
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- špatné tráveníCzech
- Verdauungsstörung, MagenverstimmungGerman
- βαρυστομαχιά, δυσπεψίαGreek
- ruoansulatusvaivat, ruoansulatushäiriö, ruoansulatushäiriFinnish
- tinneas bhéal an ghoile, mí-dhíleáIrish
- cion-meirbhidh, dì-chnàmhadhScottish Gaelic
- gangguan pencernaanIndonesian
- קִלקוּל קֵבָהHebrew
- kunāwhea, taratarawaiMāori
- fordøyelsesproblemer, fordøyelsesbesværNorwegian
- диспепси́я, несваре́ние желу́дкаRussian
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