What does nausea mean?

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

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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

    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. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Today is Christmas Eve. Whether or not Christ was born exactly on this date is not important. But chronological accuracy has nothing to do with tonight's event. A grand genius had been born who preached truth and love; who suffered because of his mission; and on account of his sufferings the world has become better, if not saved. Only it gives me nausea to see how some people abuse his name to commit numerous crimes. If he is in heaven, he will certainly protest! (24 December 1886)

  2. James Bevan:

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

  3. The FDA:

    Patients taking these medicines should contact their health care professional immediately if they develop fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, yellow eyes or skin, or light-colored stools, as these may be signs of liver injury.

  4. Obstetrics Gynecology:

    I think it's also important to keep in mind that the risks of any medication -- whether it's ondansetron or any other medication -- need to be balanced against the risks of inadequate treatment or no treatment, particularly in those patients that have severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, or hyperemesis gravidarum, those conditions carry some real risks themselves -- dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities -- and a lot of these patients require admission to the hospital if they're not adequately treated.

  5. 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.

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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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