nausea

[ naw-zee-uh, -zhuh, -see-uh, -shuh ]
/ ˈnɔ zi ə, -ʒə, -si ə, -ʃə /

noun

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

1560–70; < Latin nausea, nausia < Greek *nausíā (Ionic nausíē) seasickness, derivative of naûs ship; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for nausea

nausea

/ (ˈnɔːzɪə, -sɪə) /

noun

the sensation that precedes vomiting
a feeling of disgust or revulsion

Word Origin for nausea

C16: via Latin from Greek: seasickness, from naus ship
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Medicine definitions for nausea

nausea

[ nôzē-ə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -shə ]

n.

A feeling of sickness characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.
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Science definitions for nausea

nausea

[ nôzē-ə, -zhə ]

A symptom characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.
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