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- n. The unpleasant after-effects of the consumption of alcohol; hangover.
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!
In medical terms, this full-body assault is called veisalgia.
Howstuffworks. com, the formal term for a hangover is veisalgia, derived from the Norwegian word for "uneasiness following debauchery."
In more buttoned-up - some might say sober - circles, the hangover has a proper name: veisalgia.
A hangover (veisalgia) describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of drugs, particularly alcoholic beverages.