Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.
  • noun Strong aversion; disgust.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Seasickness; hence, any sensation of impending vomiting; qualm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Seasickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of the stomach; loathing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit.
  • noun Strong dislike or disgust.
  • noun seasickness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state that precedes vomiting
  • noun disgust so strong it makes you feel sick

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek nautiā, nausiē, seasickness, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • He wants "to feel the deep heat beating into his body, feel the body itself, reclaim the body from what he called the nausea of News and Traffic."

    Slate Magazine

  • Continued exposure to CO may result in nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances and difficulty in concentrating.

    Carbon Monoxide

  • Soon after, Mendoza says he was given pills that resulted in nausea and diarrhea.

    Man alleges assault, unwanted pills at Narconon facility

  • The trip involves a full day on the water, in nausea-making conditions.

    Susan Casey - An interview with author

  • This is what he wanted, to feel the deep heat beating into his body, feel the body itself, reclaim the body from what he called the nausea of News and Traffic.

    Excerpt: Point Omega by Don DeLillo

  • Another thing that helps with my nausea is to always keep a little bit of food in my tummy even if I just puked, and the best thing I can stomach is pre-canned chocolate slim-fast.

    Pregnancy. Sucks. | Her Bad Mother

  • Your nausea is caused by your hormones building up in your liver and overflowing into your blood stream (yay! lots of hormones, blah, blah, blah, hearty embryo, etc).

    Knocked Up And Knocked Down | Her Bad Mother

  • In fact, I feel my nausea from the last attempt vanishing again so next month I will give Paul another chance.

    Are There Any SF/F Books You Could Not Finish?

  • [Link] Microfilm nausea is a well-documented ailment, and one that will remain with us until the last roll is digitized, and the last bulb burns out.

    Genealogy Can Be Nauseating

  • According to CNN on October 19, being infected with the intestinal form of anthrax results in "nausea, lack of appetite, and fever."

    Coping Strategies

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