Definition of nausea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɔːziə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːziə//
; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsiə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsiə//
[uncountable] Being ill
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the feeling that you have when you want to vomit, for example because you are ill/sick or are disgusted by something A wave of nausea swept over her. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms. see also ad nauseam See related entries: Being ill Word Originlate Middle English: via Latin from Greek nausia, from naus ‘ship’.Extra examples I was overcome by waves of nausea. Some people have nausea and vomiting after surgery. The nausea had passed and I felt better. A wave of nausea swept over me. That part of the film left me with a feeling of nausea.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nausea