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nausea

nau·se·a

nausea

 
 
pronunciation:
naw si [or] naw sh [or] naw zi [or] naw zh
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stomach disturbance marked by vomiting or the impulse to vomit; queasiness.
Reading while riding in a car causes nausea for some people.
 
synonyms:
queasiness, sickness
similar words:
illness, vomiting
definition 2: extreme disgust or aversion.
Hearing the details of the massacre filled her with nausea.
synonyms:
abhorrence, aversion, disgust, loathing, repulsion, revulsion
similar words:
contempt, detestation, dislike, hatred, repugnance
Word History
Nausea is a Latin word that means "seasickness." The English word "nautical" (having to do with sailors) is related to this word.