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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek nausia 'seasickness', from nautes; NAUTICAL

nausea

noun
     
nau‧se‧a [uncountable] formal
MI the feeling that you have when you think you are going to vomit (=bring food up from your stomach through your mouth) [= sick]
feeling/wave of nausea
A feeling of nausea suddenly came over me.
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