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nausea

Syllabification: nau·se·a
Pronunciation: /ˈnôzēə
 
, ˈnôZHə
 
/

Definition of nausea in English:

noun

1A feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.
Example sentences
  • Only a few patients experienced postoperative nausea, so any statistical evaluation would be meaningless.
  • Cancer chemotherapy can cause severe nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort, which can limit therapy.
  • Side effects of metformin include mild nausea, diarrhoea, and abdominal bloating.
Synonyms
vomiting, retching, gagging;
upset stomach;
1.1Loathing; revulsion: intended to induce a feeling of nostalgia, it only induces in me a feeling of nausea
More example sentences
  • His government could scarcely bring itself to mention the word ' traditional ' without suffering acute political nausea.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek nausia, from naus 'ship'.

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