Definition of


  1. (noun, feeling) disgust so strong it makes you feel sick
  2. (noun, state) the state that precedes vomiting

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Synonyms of Nausea


Alternate forms of Nausea

Derivations: nauseate, nauseous

Hyponyms: kinetosis, morning sickness, motion sickness, qualm, queasiness, squeamishness

Hypernyms: disgust, symptom

Origin of the word Nausea

  1. 1569, from L. nausea "seasickness," from Ionic Gk. nausia (Attic nautia) "seasickness, nausea," from naus "ship" (see naval). more

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