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sensation of discomfort, or queasiness, in the stomach. It may be caused by irritation of the stomach by food or drugs, unpleasant odors, overeating, fright, or psychological stress. It is usually relieved by vomiting. Nausea is frequently present during the early months of pregnancy, and it is a concomitant of motion sickness. However, nausea may also be the symptom of a serious illness; thus persistent nausea should receive medical attention.



an unpleasant sensation in the epigastric region, along the esophagus, and in the mouth, associated with stimulation of the vagus nerve; it is often accompanied by dizziness and weakness and usually ends in vomiting. Nausea may be produced by direct stimulation at the root of the tongue (as when a probe is swallowed), by disturbances in the abdominal organs, by various types of intoxications or infectious diseases, by the intake of certain medicines, or by motion sickness. Atropine or sedatives may be used to suppress nausea. Treatment is directed at the underlying disease.

What does it mean when you dream about nausea?

Purging and getting rid of a sickening situation or condition in the dreamer’s life can be indicated by this dream symbol.


Feeling of discomfort in the stomach region, accompanied by aversion to food and a tendency to vomit.


the sensation that precedes vomiting
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They should be treated by massaging the muscles and with sips of water unless the person is nauseous.
I found that when my stomach was empty, I was more likely to feel nauseous.
You can press these points repeatedly when you're nauseous, or you can get wristbands marketed for motion sickness that help you find the right point and apply pressure for you.
On a day trip to Provincetown I remember distinctively feeling nauseous and uneasy, like I was about to crawl out of my skin, because for the first time in my life I saw gay people--specifically couples--walking down the streets.
Enough fumes will leave you light-headed and nauseous.
Thank God the Echo did not show pictures of them all, it would have been too nauseous to take
Take, for example, his pointing out that it's who you rob and what you steal (CW, November 1990); or the true difference between nauseated and nauseous (CW, October 1998).
The coerciveness of prepackaged femininity and the nauseous entwining of postwar American consumerism with the destruction in Vietnam inspire these montages, in which ads filled with nubile models are made to speak against themselves and lovely homes are infiltrated with shots of burning villages, napalmed peasants, and tense GIs.
Passengers onboard felt discomfort in their ears and felt nauseous before the captain announced the problem.
She found she had no energy before class, got dizzy during combinations, and felt nauseous through rehearsal.
During these spells, her balance was poor, she became hot, sweaty, and nauseous, and she felt that she might black out.
Nauseous, nauseated--This is one of my favorites, if only because when a person says, as many commonly do, "I feel nauseous," they're stating that they cause nausea.