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nauseanau‧se‧a /ˈnɔːziə, -siə $ ˈnɒːziə, -ʃə/ noun [uncountable] formal  MISICK/VOMITthe feeling that you have when you think you are going to vomit (=bring food up from your stomach through your mouth) syn sicknessfeeling/wave of nausea A feeling of nausea suddenly came over me. ad nauseamCOLLOCATIONSverbssuffer from nauseaSome patients suffer from nausea and headaches.cause nauseaThe medicine can cause nausea and dizziness.nausea sweeps over/engulfs somebody formal:Nausea swept over him when he tried to stand.phrasesa feeling of nauseaMany women have feelings of nausea in early pregnancy.a wave of nausea (=a sudden strong feeling of nausea)A terrible wave of nausea swept over her.adjectivesintense/severe nauseaThe woman suffered from severe nausea and vomiting.mild nauseaThe tablets can cause mild nausea.
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nauseaNausea swept over me as I looked at the body of the dead boy.In its early stages, the symptoms of fatigue and nausea mimic heat exhaustion and can confuse the rangers.Cancer drugs often have unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and loss of hair.In the severe case he or she is extremely uncomfortable, experiencing vertigo on any head motion accompanied by nausea and vomiting.Eating a poinsettia will cause nausea and even vomiting.To step out of the shade was to feel nausea.My nausea has been very helpful to me in understanding my own tendency to procrastinate.He was struggling to keep conscious as red-hot waves of nausea washed over him.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.Headache with nausea, with faintness.feeling/wave of nauseaThe giddiness may also be accompanied by a feeling of nausea and actual sickness.Just then a wave of nausea engulfed him, and he swayed on his feet like a drunk man.I tried to straighten up, but another wave of nausea swept over me and I vomited again.Another wave of nausea hit him.He was struggling to keep conscious as red-hot waves of nausea washed over him.A little wave of nausea crept over me.I had to force down the wave of nausea.Or could those waves of nausea come from witnessing another champion of truth sell out to Hollywood?
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