Definition of jet lag in English:

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jet lag


[mass noun]
Extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across different time zones: she was suffering from jet lag and needed to rest
More example sentences
  • On average it takes one day per time zone crossed to recover from the effects of jet lag.
  • Uncomfortable hours compounding the effects of his jet lag.
  • Unlike those around him, the naturalised German citizen's only physical ailment was jet lag.



Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛtlaɡd/
Example sentences
  • Earlier in the week Athy had beaten an under-strength and jet-lagged Round Towers in the quarter-final, - 9 to - 3.
  • His features relaxed; he looked heat-wilted, jet-lagged, exhausted and, well, human.
  • You are constantly jet-lagged, knackered or hung-over.

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