, more nauseous, most nauseous
A reference to producing the unsettling feeling in the stomach that accompanies the urge to vomit.
nauseousness (s) (noun)
, nauseousnesses (pl)
A foulness or offensiveness that gives rise to feeling sick in the stomach.
, more nausifugic, most nausifugic
Relating to medicine that relieves the suffering of nausea.
, more nautical, most nautical
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water; such as, nautical terms.
2. Nautical, marine, maritime, naval; these adjectives mean of or relating to the sea, ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation: nautical charts; marine insurance; maritime law; a naval officer.
1. The first nuclear-powered submarine launched by the U.S. Navy.
2. A submarine that is propelled by nuclear power (nuclear submarine, nuclear-powered submarine).
nautomania (s) (noun)
, nautomanias (pl)
A morbid interest in ships or large bodies of water.
nautophobia (s) (noun)
, nautophobias (pl)
1. A trepidation of boats or ships: James never likes going to countries by vessel because of his nautophobia and his horror of sinking in the middle of the ocean!
2. A dread of water or of being on water: Ever so often sailors have nautophobia concerning their panic of drowning in the sea or ocean.
nautumephilist (s) (noun)
, nautumephilists (pl)
A collector of naval uniforms.
oceanaut (s) (noun)
, oceanauts (pl)
1. An underwater swimmer in an ocean who uses an underwater breathing device.
2. A skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific researches.
oneironaut (s) (noun)
, oneironauts (pl)
Someone who is said to realize that he or she is dreaming while in the ocean or sea water.
shuttlenaut (s) (noun)
, shuttlenauts (pl)
A space-shuttle flight pilot or crew member.
The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program.
taikonaut (TIGH koh nawt) (noun)
, taikonauts (pl)
1. An an English "nickname" for a Chinese astronaut.
comes from the Chinese word taikong
, which means "space" or "cosmos"; however, Chinese astronauts are generally known as yuhangyuan
, "travelers of the universe".
Another small step Astronaut, cosmonaut or taikonaut? Greg Klerkx asks whose footprints will be next