What does nausea mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nausea.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nausea, sickness(noun)

    the state that precedes vomiting

  2. nausea(noun)

    disgust so strong it makes you feel sick


  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

  2. Origin: [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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Coming to America:

    King Jaffe Joffer So you see, my son, there is a very fine line between love and nausea.

  2. Tom K. Ryan:

    However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner ... sulking and nausea.

  3. James Bevan:

    The investigation team also experienced headaches and nausea when in close proximity to the projectile/agent.

  4. Taz Bhatia:

    Fatty foods take longer to move through the digestive system, which can make nausea worse and trigger acid reflux.

  5. Sven Voss:

    Acclimatization can decrease the risk of heat illness, which includes symptoms like nausea, fatigue, fainting etc..

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Translations for nausea

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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