lightheadedness lightheadedness  /ˈlaɪt ˌhɛ dəd nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  2. (n) a frivolous lack of prudence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Strom Thurmond, the nation's oldest Senator at 91, was checked into a hospital last night and remained there today after complaining of lightheadedness Monday.
  2. Be alert for lightheadedness or pain or pressure in the chest.
  3. Other signs include nausea, profuse sweating, lightheadedness, fainting, palpitations or unexplained anxiety.

News

  1. Lincolnton plant still closed following natural gas leak

    LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Inspectors are working to identify the source location of a natural gas leak that exposed dozens of people to carbon monoxide on Monday. R.W. Garcia Corp., a production facility, was evacuated in the 1 o'clock hour on Monday afternoon, after several employees reported lightheadedness and headaches. The plant manager immediately evacuated the building and called in emergency ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  2. The Bonnaroo dos and don'ts: What to pack and what to leave at home

    Water. Water. This is the first rule to remember at Bonnaroo and maybe the second, too: You will need lots of water, because you will sweat a lot and that lightheadedness you’re feeling might not be the music, beer and euphoria, but the precursor to passing out.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "Malakhov got his bell rung yesterday," added Hitchcock. "I would say he's doubtful for tomorrow, but we're not 100 percent sure. He feels a little bit better today, and he had some activity today and there's still some lightheadedness."
    on May 3, 2004 By: Ken Hitchcock Source: WPXI.com

  2. "It was during a conditioning drill, and Eddy complained of chest pain and lightheadedness," Paxson told SI.com. "We took him to the hospital."
    on Oct 14, 2005 By: John Paxson Source: ESPN

  3. "It was just headaches from time to time, lightheadedness," said Gagner, who missed Edmonton's two-game road trip through Los Angeles and San Jose after taking a Nicklas Grossman elbow in the head against Dallas. "I got hit at probably the...
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Sam Gagner Source: Edmonton Sun

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