Definition of jet lag in English:

jet lag

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noun

[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
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    • 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.

Derivatives

jet-lagged

adjective
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  • 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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