from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move in a weaving, wobbling, or rolling manner.
- intransitive v. To turn or roll. Used of the stomach.
- n. A wobble or roll.
- n. An upset stomach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Nausea; seething; bubbling; rolling boil.
- n. An unsteady walk; a staggering or wobbling.
- v. To feel nauseous, to churn (of stomach).
- v. To twist and turn; to wriggle; to roll over.
- v. To wobble, to totter, to waver; to walk with an unsteady gait.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To heave; to be disturbed by nausea; -- said of the stomach.
- intransitive v. To move irregularly to and fro; to roll.
- n. Disturbance of the stomach; a feeling of nausea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rumble, heave, or be disturbed with nausea: said of the stomach.
- To rumble; ferment, and make a disturbance.
- n. A rumbling, heaving, or similar disturbance in the stomach; a feeling of nausea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
Middle English wamelen, to feel nausea; see wemə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown, but possibly related to Latin vomere (to vomit), to Norwegian vamla (to stagger), and to Old Norse vāma (vomit). (Wiktionary)