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jet lag

noun
1.
a temporary disruption of the body's normal biological rhythms after high-speed air travel through several time zones.
Also, jetlag.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Related forms
jet-lagged, adjective
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  • We made it through months of anticipation and several days of jetlag.
  • And with a built-in camera and mike, it doubles as a videophone for conducting face-to-face meetings without the jetlag.
  • Amanda immediately went to a doctor at a nearby clinic who dismissed the problem as jetlag.
  • jetlag used to be the main headache from frequent travel, but now travelers also have to worry about bed bugs.
British Dictionary definitions for jetlag

jet lag

noun
1.
a general feeling of fatigue and disorientation often experienced by travellers by jet aircraft who cross several time zones in relatively few hours
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Word Origin and History for jetlag

jet lag

n.

also jetlag, 1966, from jet (n.2) + lag (n.). Also known in early days as time zone syndrome.

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jetlag in Medicine

jet lag or jetlag
n.
A temporary disruption of normal circadian rhythm caused by high-speed travel across several time zones typically in a jet aircraft, resulting in fatigue and varied constitutional symptoms.


jet'-lagged' adj.
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jetlag in Science
jet lag  
A temporary disruption of normal circadian rhythm caused by high-speed travel across several time zones typically in a jet aircraft, resulting in fatigue, disorientation, and disturbed sleep patterns.
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jetlag in Culture

jet lag definition


A temporary disruption of the body's biological clock experienced by persons who travel across several time zones by airplane. The effects of jet lag, which may include fatigue and irritability, generally disappear after a few days as the body's internal rhythms readjust themselves to the new time frame.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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