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  • n. The unpleasant after-effects of the consumption of alcohol; hangover.


Coined by Jeffrey G. Wiese and co-authors from the Norwegian word kveis, "uneasiness after debauchery" and the Greek root -algia, from άλγος (álgos) or ἄχος, "pain, grief". (Wiktionary)


  • The formal name for a hangover is veisalgia, from the Norwegian word for "uneasiness following debauchery" (kveis) and the Greek word for "pain" (algia) - an appropriate title considering the uncomfortable experience!

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  • In medical terms, this full-body assault is called veisalgia.

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  • Howstuffworks. com, the formal term for a hangover is veisalgia, derived from the Norwegian word for "uneasiness following debauchery." | news

  • In more buttoned-up - some might say sober - circles, the hangover has a proper name: veisalgia. - Top News from The Tennessean, MUSIC CITY U.S.A

  • A hangover (veisalgia) describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of drugs, particularly alcoholic beverages.

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