jet lag
noun Date: 1969 a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and probably results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body • jet-lagged adjective

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  • jet lag — jet lagged, adj. a temporary disruption of the body s normal biological rhythms after high speed air travel through several time zones. Also, jetlag. [1965 70] * * * Period of adjustment of biological rhythm after moving from one time zone to… …   Universalium

  • Jet Lag — (Рим,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Magna Grecia,29, Аппио Латино, 00183 Рим, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • jet lag — (n.) also jetlag, 1966, from JET (Cf. jet) (n.2) + LAG (Cf. lag) (n.). Also known in early days as time zone syndrome …   Etymology dictionary

  • jet lag — loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} stato di malessere psicofisico dopo un lungo spostamento in aereo, dovuto alla differenza di fuso orario fra il luogo di partenza e quello di arrivo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1987. ETIMO: comp. di jet jet e lag …   Dizionario italiano

  • jet lag — n [U] the tired and confused feeling that you can get after flying a very long distance, especially because of the difference in time between the place you left and the place you arrived at ▪ I m suffering from jet lag but I ll feel better after… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jet lag — jet′ lag or jet′lag n. pat a temporary disruption of the body s normal biological rhythms after high speed air travel through several time zones • Etymology: 1965–70 jet′ lagged , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • jet lag — UK US noun [U] ► TRANSPORT a feeling of tiredness that a person gets after travelling a long distance through different time zones by plane: »When traveling on business, schedule in some time to allow yourself to get over the effects of jet lag …   Financial and business terms

  • Jet-lag — [ds̶c̶h̶ạ̈tläg; engl. jet = Strahlantrieb, Düsenflugzeug u. engl. lag = Verzögerung] m; s, s: Beschwerden, die bei schnellem Überfliegen mehrerer Zeitzonen als Folge der Zeitdifferenz in west östlicher oder ost westlicher Richtung auftreten …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • jet lag — jet ,lag noun uncount the feeling of being very tired and sometimes confused because you have traveled quickly on an airplane across parts of the world where the time is different ╾ jet lag|ged [ dʒet,lægd ] adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jet lag — n. a disruption of circadian rhythms, associated with high speed travel by jet airplane to distant time zones jet lagged adj …   English World dictionary

  • jet lag — ► NOUN ▪ extreme tiredness and other effects felt by a person after a long flight across different time zones. DERIVATIVES jet lagged adjective …   English terms dictionary

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