nausea [ naw-zee- uh, -zh uh, -see- uh, -sh uh] Word Origin See more synonyms for nausea on Thesaurus.com 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
) seasickness, derivative of
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British Dictionary definitions for nauseas the sensation that precedes vomiting a feeling of disgust or revulsion Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek: seasickness, from
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Word Origin and History for nauseas nausea n.
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.
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nausea (nô ′zē-ə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -shə) A feeling of sickness characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.
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A symptom characterized by gastrointestinal distress and an urge to vomit.
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