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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
References in classic literature ?
The Reverend Septimus yielded himself up quite as willing a victim to a nauseous medicinal herb-closet, also presided over by the china shepherdess, as to this glorious cupboard.
He felt very sick--physically sick--as though he had bitten through something nauseous.
The place I was in was a most delightful cavity, or grotto, though perfectly dark; the floor was dry and level, and had a sort of a small loose gravel upon it, so that there was no nauseous or venomous creature to be seen, neither was there any damp or wet on the sides or roof.
In the meantime, as I was but too sure of the fact, I lived therefore in open avowed incest and whoredom, and all under the appearance of an honest wife; and though I was not much touched with the crime of it, yet the action had something in it shocking to nature, and made my husband, as he thought himself, even nauseous to me.
Whether they were right or wrong in this conjecture, certain it is that minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable.
I am sure we are constantly hearing, ma'am, till it becomes quite nauseous, concerning their wives and families,' said Bitzer.
Bob Sawyer, who had been putting the spirits-and- water out of sight, and upsetting nauseous drugs to take off the smell of the tobacco smoke, issued hastily forth in a transport of pleasure and affection.
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One national newspaper critic called the movie 'one of the two most nauseous films ever made' and 'a masterclass in film-making ineptitude'.
It was later determined that a bottle of nail polish had leaked and its odour was circulated by the aircraft's air conditioning system, making passengers feel nauseous.
You may well be feeling nauseous by the time the schmaltzy father-son bonding arrives.
The disadvantages are the very much increased awareness of bad drains and house smells which at times can make you feel rather nauseous.