- sickness at the stomach, especially when accompanied by a loathing for food and an involuntary impulse to vomit.
- extreme disgust; loathing; repugnance.
Origin of nausea
Related Words for nausearejection, abhorrence, repugnance, loathing, aversion, disgust, qualm, offense, hatred, biliousness, regurgitation, retching
Examples from the Web for nausea
Contemporary Examples of nausea
Just pay attention to potential side effects such as dizziness or nausea.Does Fasted Cardio Really Burn More Fat?
August 22, 2014
If I was intensely sick, they might feel generous enough to call the medical team to give me a shot to stop the nausea.I Detoxed from Heroin in Jail
June 28, 2014
Other auras include neck stiffness, lack of focus, and nausea.How to Destroy Your Headaches
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
June 23, 2014
“Early symptoms include weight gain, puffiness, nausea, headache, and a general feeling of being ‘off,’” says Cucuzzella.A Runner’s Guide to Hydration (And How to Not Overdo It)
May 23, 2014
Nausea is the next assault, a wave so powerful it threatens to rip out your insides.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
Historical Examples of nausea
I gave a sort of assent--attended with nausea--and turned to my saddle, but he clung.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Then, too, the evil smells of the fish market brought him nausea.The Fat and the Thin
Again the nausea came on; again the succession of blurred views.
Phil and Ione were attacked by nausea until, again, they had to lie down.
There was an exultation in Jon's heart that deadened the hunger and washed away the nausea.Acid Bath
- the sensation that precedes vomiting
- a feeling of disgust or revulsion
Word Origin for nausea
Word Origin and History for nausea
early 15c., vomiting, from Latin nausea "seasickness," from Ionic Greek nausia (Attic nautia) "seasickness, nausea, disgust," literally "ship-sickness," from naus "ship" (see naval). Despite its etymology, the word in English seems never to have been restricted to seasickness.
nausea(nô′zē-ə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -shə)
- A feeling of sickness characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.
- A symptom characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.