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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a wave of nausea/dizziness/tiredness
▪ Another wave of nausea hit him.
▪ Cholera toxin did not cause nausea or vomiting.
▪ In large doses it can cause nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and coma.
▪ Sitting up may cause nausea and faintness.
▪ Or it may cause headaches or nausea.
▪ Clomipramine, which may seem to be indicated because of the patient's obsessional symptomatology, sometimes causes severe nausea or intractable constipation.
▪ Standard cancer drugs indiscriminately kill dividing cells, causing nausea, hair loss, even death.
▪ I felt the nausea of awakening to a brand new day of suffering, a dawn of utter exclusion from my fellow mortals.
▪ To step out of the shade was to feel nausea.
▪ Often an acute complaint begins with nausea and vomiting with a clean tongue.
▪ In the severe case he or she is extremely uncomfortable, experiencing vertigo on any head motion accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
▪ Other features include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and, less commonly, skin rashes.
▪ In large doses it can cause nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and coma.
▪ It can, however, have severe withdrawal symptoms, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, panic, anxiety and depression.
▪ Also, occasionally ileus may be seen, with nausea and vomiting.
▪ They reduced nausea and prevented vomiting, and many of them made people sleepy.
▪ Would lawmakers mandate hospitalization for intractable nausea and vomiting during pregnancy?
Nausea swept over me as I looked at the body of the dead boy.
▪ Cancer drugs often have unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and loss of hair.
▪ Eating a poinsettia will cause nausea and even vomiting.
▪ He was struggling to keep conscious as red-hot waves of nausea washed over him.
▪ Headache with nausea, with faintness.
▪ In its early stages, the symptoms of fatigue and nausea mimic heat exhaustion and can confuse the rangers.
▪ In the severe case he or she is extremely uncomfortable, experiencing vertigo on any head motion accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
▪ My nausea has been very helpful to me in understanding my own tendency to procrastinate.
▪ Sour stomach with wind, regurgitation, reflux, nausea, food sitting like a load, the characteristic taste and salivation.
▪ The first week is hell; jet lag and a sluggish nausea I can't explain.
▪ To step out of the shade was to feel nausea.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nausea \Nau"se*a\ (? or ?), n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. nay^s ship. See Nave of a church, and cf. Noise.] Seasickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of the stomach; loathing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., vomiting, from Latin nausea "seasickness," from Ionic Greek nausia (Attic nautia) "seasickness, nausea, disgust," literally "ship-sickness," from naus "ship" (see naval). Despite its etymology, the word in English seems never to have been restricted to seasickness.


n. 1 A feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit. 2 Strong dislike or disgust. 3 seasickness.

  1. n. the state that precedes vomiting [syn: sickness]

  2. disgust so strong it makes you feel sick

Nausea (novel)

Nausea is a philosophical novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, published in 1938. It is Sartre's first novel and, in his opinion, one of his best works.

The novel takes place in 'Bouville' (literally, 'Mud town') a town similar to Le Havre, and it concerns a dejected historian, who becomes convinced that inanimate objects and situations encroach on his ability to define himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom, evoking in the protagonist a sense of nausea.

French writer Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre's lifelong partner, claims that La Nausée grants consciousness a remarkable independence and gives reality the full weight of its sense.

It is one of the canonical works of existentialism. Sartre was awarded, though he ultimately declined, the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. The Nobel Foundation recognized him "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age." Sartre was one of the few people to have declined the award, referring to it as merely a function of a bourgeois institution.

The novel has been translated into English at least twice, by Lloyd Alexander as "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin" (John Lehmann, 1949) and by Robert Baldick as "Nausea" (Penguin Books, 1965).

Nausea (band)

Nausea was an American crust punk band from New York City in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, active from 1985–1992. Nausea is usually cited as being integral in the rise of American crust punk, a fusion of anarcho-punk and thrash metal styles.

Like many anarcho-punk bands of the period, Nausea incorporated both male and female vocalists. They were involved in the New York City Lower East Side squatting community. Their earlier sound with singers Amy Miret and Neil Robinson was in the vein of traditional hardcore punk. After Robinson's departure in 1988, he was replaced by Al Long and the band began to experiment with a darker, heavier sound. Robinson went on to form the bands Jesus Crust and Final Warning, as well as start Tribal War Records.

Nausea (disambiguation)

Nausea is the sensation of unease and discomfort in the stomach with an urge to vomit. It may also refer to:

  • Nausea (band), an American crust punk band
  • Nausea L.A., an early American grindcore/crustcore band
  • Nausea (novel) (La Nausée), a 1938 novel by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Nausea (song), a song by Beck from his 2006 album, The Information
  • "Nausea", a song by X on Los Angeles (X album)
  • "Nausea", a song by Therapy? from their Nurse (album)
  • "Nausea", a song by Hellyeah from their Hellyeah (album)
  • "Nausea", a song by Jeff Rosenstock from his We Cool? (album)
Nausea (song)

"Nausea" was the first single from Beck's 2006 album The Information. It reached #13 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The song appears in the 2010 film Repo Men.

"Nausea" is chiefly an acoustic song with elements of funk and heavy use of various percussion. Beck said he wanted the song "to sound like The Stooges in South America." When performed live, it is done in more of a punk rock vein, more akin to The Stooges.

"Nausea" made its live debut on May 24, 2006 in Davis, California. It was played on the Late Show with David Letterman, during which Sacha Baron Cohen's fictitious Borat made a guest appearance playing the berimbau. Before the performance, Letterman showed a copy of The Information with a sticker of his face on the front. Beck performed "Nausea" on Saturday Night Live on October 28, 2006.


Nausea is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. It may precede vomiting, but a person can have nausea without vomiting. When prolonged, it is a debilitating symptom.

Nausea is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Some common causes of nausea are motion sickness, dizziness, migraine, fainting, gastroenteritis (stomach infection) or food poisoning. Nausea is a side effect of many medications including chemotherapy, nauseants or morning sickness in early pregnancy. Nausea may also be caused by anxiety, disgust and depression.

Medications taken to prevent and treat nausea are called antiemetics. The most commonly prescribed antiemetics in the US are promethazine, metoclopramide and ondansetron. The word nausea is from Latin nausea, from Greek – nausia, "ναυτία" – nautia, motion sickness", "feeling sick or queasy".

Usage examples of "nausea".

Most of the crew suffered from some degree of nausea while adapting to microgravity, and those especially affected, such as AH Tillman and Alex Dyachkov, are still prone to attacks if they spin around too quickly, or if they find themselves without an absolute reference point.

The bark is mildly aperient and causes no nausea, whilst at the same time stimulating the liver somewhat freely.

Saro stood over his brother for a few moments, clenching and unclenching his hands, fighting down the nausea that threatened to assail him.

The first time he had entered the place Bibbs had become dizzy instantly, and six months of it had only added increasing nausea to faintness.

At first, Lang suffered from periods of nausea and dizziness caused by the constant movement of the vessel, whereas Chi remained in good form and spirit irrespective of the weather and moods of the passengers.

One has only to study the layout and drainage of their houses and towns, their accommodation for washing, their exiguous wardrobes, the absence of proper laundry organization and of destructors for outworn objects, to realize that only usage saved them from a perpetual disgust and nausea.

Mild cases of favism result in fatigue and nausea, acute cases in jaundice.

But it was not the pinched frame with the bones almost protruding through the skin, nor the expression of awful terror stamped on the brutal gorilloid face that made the white men turn aside with sudden nausea.

Artek wanted to ask Guss more about the sky, but a wave of nausea suddenly crashed over him, and he too sat hard on the ground.

Gamboge is a powerful drastic, hydragogue cathartic, which is apt to produce nausea and vomiting.

These meat factories release deadly gases such as sulfide, ammonia, methyl mercaptan, methyl sulfides, particulate matter, and airborne animal allergens that cause a range of illnesses, including severe respiratory problems, gastrointestinal diseases, eye infections, nosebleeds, nausea, miscarriage, and psychological problems.

The muzziness passed, and she pusheqd it from mind, but the next morning it was back, this time accompanied by sharp pangs of nausea.

Persons using these preparations may suffer from catarrhal symptoms, rashes on the neck, ears, and face, thirst, nausea, pain in stomach, vomiting, headache, perhaps peripheral neuritis and loss of patellar reflex.

A sudden wave of nausea hit Barrett causing him to run to the bathroom, vomiting and retching until he thought there was no more left of his insides.

His face was close to hers, and nausea swept him at the almost orgastic stare of pleasure in her eyes.