Sickness, morning
: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Morning sickness is a misnomer, because it can occur at any time of the day (though not at night during sleep) and it is not a sickness. It is a normal characteristic of early pregnancy. Morning sickness is now believed to be a good thing since it appears associated with a reduced risk of miscarriage and a greater chance that the pregnancy will have a healthy outcome.

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  • morning sickness — noun nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy • Hypernyms: ↑nausea, ↑sickness • Part Holonyms: ↑pregnancy, ↑gestation, ↑maternity * * * noun [noncount] : a feeling of sickness that a pregnant woman may… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Morning sickness — Morning Morn ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service. [1913 Webster] She looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • morning sickness — morning .sickness n [U] a feeling of sickness that some women have during the morning when they are ↑pregnant, usually in the early months …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • morning sickness — n. a condition of nausea and vomiting, sometimes accompanied by dizziness, headache, etc., that affects many women during the first months of pregnancy: it occurs most often in the morning …   English World dictionary

  • Morning — Morn ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service. [1913 Webster] She looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morning gown — Morning Morn ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service. [1913 Webster] She looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morning gun — Morning Morn ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service. [1913 Webster] She looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morning star — Morning Morn ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service. [1913 Webster] She looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morning watch — Morning Morn ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service. [1913 Webster] She looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • morning sickness — morning ,sickness noun uncount a feeling of wanting to VOMIT that affects some women when they are pregnant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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