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nausea

[ naw-zee-uh, -zhuh, -see-uh, -shuh ]
/ ˈnɔ zi ə, -ʒə, -si ə, -ʃə /
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noun
a feeling of sickness in the stomach, especially when accompanied by a loathing for food and an involuntary impulse to vomit.
extreme disgust; loathing; repugnance.
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Origin of nausea

First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin nausea, nausia, from unattested Greek nausíā (Ionic nausíē ) “seasickness,” derivative of naûs “ship”; see -ia
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How to use nausea in a sentence

  • They were also the incarnated nauseas and despairs of Basine.

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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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Medical 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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Scientific definitions for nausea

nausea
[ nôzē-ə, -zhə ]

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