What does nausea mean?

Definitions for nausea
ˈnɔ zi ə, -ʒə, -si ə, -ʃənau·se·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nausea, sicknessnoun

    the state that precedes vomiting

  2. nauseanoun

    disgust so strong it makes you feel sick


  1. nauseanoun

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

  2. nauseanoun

    Strong dislike or disgust.

  3. nauseanoun


Webster Dictionary

  1. Nauseanoun

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

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. nay^s ship. See Nave of a church, and cf. Noise.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nausea

    naw′she-a, n. sea-sickness: any sickness of the stomach, with a tendency to vomit: loathing.—adj. Nau′seant, producing nausea.—n. a substance having this quality.—v.i. Nau′seāte, to feel nausea or disgust.—v.t. to loathe: to strike with disgust.—n. Nauseā′tion.—adjs. Nau′seātive, causing nausea or loathing; Nau′seous, producing nausea: disgusting: loathsome.—adv. Nau′seously.—n. Nau′seousness. [L.,—Gr. nausia, sea-sickness—naus, a ship.]

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nausea in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nausea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nausea in a Sentence

  1. Kelly LeVeque:

    It's most commonly known for helping ease digestive issues like nausea.

  2. Stephen Thomas:

    I'm not as worried about redness as I would be about something more systemic like fever, headache, muscle aches, nausea or vomiting.

  3. Medicines Agency:

    We cannot rule out that adverse reactions to the vaccine occurring within the first days following vaccination (such as fever and nausea) may contribute to more serious course and fatal outcome in patients with severe underlying disease.

  4. Michael Gershon:

    Stress can alter gut secretions and slow or speed up digestion, causing problems like reflux, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.

  5. Tom Hanks:

    My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea, she had a much higher fever than I did. I just had crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn't concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes.

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  • دوار البحر, غثيانArabic
  • nàuseaCatalan, Valencian
  • mdlo, nevolnostCzech
  • kvalmeDanish
  • Reisekrankheit, Übelkeit, Ekel, SeekrankheitGerman
  • ναυτία, αναγούλα, αηδία, σιχασιάGreek
  • repulsión, asco, mareo, náuseaSpanish
  • تهوعPersian
  • pahoinvointi, meritautiFinnish
  • nausée, dégoûtFrench
  • mierWestern Frisian
  • masmas, déistinIrish
  • jiooldaghtManx
  • tengeribetegség, megcsömörlés, hányinger, undorodásHungarian
  • զզվանք, ծովախտ, սրտխառնուկArmenian
  • nausea, mal di mareItalian
  • בחילהHebrew
  • 車酔い, 悪心, 乗り物酔い, 船酔い, 酔い, 吐き気, 嫌悪Japanese
  • გულისრევა, გულძმარვაGeorgian
  • 구역질Korean
  • هێلنجKurdish
  • nelabums, sliktumsLatvian
  • paipairuaki, whakapairua, whakapairuakiMāori
  • मळमळMarathi
  • zeeziek, misselijkheidDutch
  • choroba morska, mdłości, nudności, obrzydzenie, wstrętPolish
  • desgosto, náusea marítima, enjoo, asco, repulsão, náuseaPortuguese
  • greață, nauseaRomanian
  • морская болезнь, отвращение, тошнотаRussian
  • морска болест, мучнина, kinetoza, mučnina, nauzeja, кинетоза, morska bolest, наузејаSerbo-Croatian
  • sjösjuka, illamåendeSwedish
  • kichefuchefuSwahili
  • deniz tutması, mide bulantısı, iğrenmekTurkish
  • ניטגוטקײַטYiddish
  • 噁心Chinese

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. tantamount
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. bibulous
    • D. pecuniary

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