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nausea

Line breaks: nau¦sea
Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːsɪə
 
, -z-/

Definition of nausea in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit: a wave of nausea engulfed him
More 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
1.1A feeling of loathing or disgust: the stories will launch a wave of public nausea and outrage
More example sentences
  • His government could scarcely bring itself to mention the word ' traditional ' without suffering acute political nausea.
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Origin

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

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