jet lag

jet lag
fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel
Hypernyms: ↑fatigue, ↑weariness, ↑tiredness

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: a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and prob. results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body — called also jet fatigue
jet-lagged \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ \ adjective

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jet-lagged, adj.
a temporary disruption of the body's normal biological rhythms after high-speed air travel through several time zones. Also, jetlag.

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jet lag noun
Exhaustion, discomfort, etc resulting from the body's inability to adjust to the rapid changes of time zone caused by high-speed long-distance air travel
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Main Entry:jet

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jet lag UK US noun [uncountable]
the feeling of being very tired and sometimes confused because you have travelled quickly on a plane across parts of the world where the time is different
Thesaurus: air travel and relating to air travelhyponym
Derived Word: jet-lagged

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jet lag,
an upset of the body clock, characterized by apathy, fatigue, and other symptoms, caused by traveling in a jet plane through several time zones in 12 hours or less.
jet-lagged, adjective The next morning I awoke jet-lagged and needed something to jar me out of my mental fog (New York Times).

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n. extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across several time zones
jet-lagged adj.

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noun [noncount]
: a tired and unpleasant feeling that you sometimes get when you travel by airplane to a place that is far away

I had bad jet lag after that last trip overseas.

jet-lagged /ˈʤɛtˌlægd/ adj

jet-lagged tourists

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ˈjet lag [jet lag jet-lagged] noun uncountable
the feeling of being tired and slightly confused after a long plane journey, especially when there is a big difference in the time at the place you leave and that at the place you arrive in

I'm still suffering from jet lag after my trip to Australia.

Derived Word:jet-lagged  
Travel and tourism
have/take (BrE) a holiday/(NAmE) a vacation/a break/a day off/(BrE) a gap year
go on/be on holiday/vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage
go backpacking/camping/hitchhiking/sightseeing
plan a trip/a holiday/a vacation/your itinerary
book accommodation/a hotel room/a flight/tickets
have/make/cancel a reservation/(especially BrE) booking
rent a villa/(both BrE) a holiday home/a holiday cottage
(especially BrE) hire/ (especially NAmE) rent a car/bicycle/moped
stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/(both BrE) a holiday home/a caravan
cost/charge $100 a/per night for a single/double/twin/standard/(BrE) en suite room
check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room
pack/unpack your suitcase/bags
call/order room service
cancel/cut short a trip/holiday/vacation
apply for/get/renew a/your passport
take out/buy/get travel insurance
catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight
fly (in)/travel in business/economy class
make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour stopover/(NAmE also) layover in Hong Kong
experience/cause/lead to delays
check (in)/collect/get/lose (your) (especially BrE) luggage/(especially NAmE) baggage
be charged for/pay excess baggage
board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry
taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway
experience/hit/encounter severe turbulence
suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/travel sickness
The tourist industry
attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors
encourage/promote/hurt tourism
promote/develop ecotourism
build/develop/visit a tourist/holiday/(especially BrE) seaside/beach/ski resort
work for/be operated by a major hotel chain
be served by/compete with low-cost/(especially NAmE) low-fare/budget airlines
book sth through/make a booking through/use a travel agent
contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator
book/be on/go on a package deal/holiday/tour
buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs

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