from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A temporary, unpleasant physical condition, typically characterized by headache and nausea, following the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol.
- noun A letdown, as after a period of excitement.
- noun A vestige; a holdover.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An unpleasant feeling, such as a headache, occurring as an aftereffect from the use of drugs (especially alcohol).
- noun an official who remains in office after his term.
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Illnesscaused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking.
- noun An unpleasant
relicleft from prior events.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
- noun something that has survived from the past
- noun an official who remains in office after his term
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The Breeze could smoke all night, polish off a bottle of tequila, maintain well enough to drive the forty miles back to Pine Cove without arousing the suspicion of a single cop, and be on the beach by nine the next morning acting as if the term hangover were too abstract to be con-sidered.
The Breeze could smoke all night, polish off a bottle of tequila, maintain well enough to drive the forty miles back to Pine Cove without arousing the suspicion of a single cop, and be on the beach by nine the next morning acting as if the term hangover were too abstract to be considered.
"The term hangover cure is oxymoronic because there is no real cure for a hangover," he says.
The term hangover, to describe the morning-after effects of excessive drinking, was coined in 1904, says Wikipedia.
The term hangover was originally a 19th century expression describing unfinished business-something left over from a meeting-or 'survival.'
Part of your hangover is the need to rehydrate; Pedialyte is excellent for that, as are things like Gatorade and Smart Water, or even just plain old water.
Water covers a large chunk of the hangover, but the other part of a hangover is alcohol withdrawal.
The best thing I have found, so far, to beat a hangover is a tin of oily fish like mackerel.
The funniest thing about the hangover is the joke the filmmakers pulled off by convincing the general public that the hangover is a great comedy.
Having a hangover is awful and to get one it all depends on who is drinking, what they are drinking, and how their body reacts to that type of alcohol.