migraine

[ mahy-greyn or, British, mee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF migraine

Synonyms for migraine

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The first variety to be considered is "sick headache" or migraine.

One day, when Migraine was worse, they had recourse to the musical glasses.

I have not seen her; she keeps her chamber with the migraine.

It was a migraine, and though I watched it carefully I could not trace it to any fault of mine.

The second fact relates to the clinical history of migraine.

She married a man who suffered from migraine of a periodical type.

These headaches may pass very readily at periods of stress into migraine.

Marguerite had a migraine, and could not have the honour of receiving the king's farewell.

Héloise had gone to bed with a migraine, Godmamma explained, but Victorine was there.

The visitors had taken her by surprise in the very throes of migraine.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., megrim, from Old French migraigne (13c.), from vulgar pronunciation of Late Latin hemicrania "pain in one side of the head, headache," from Greek hemikrania, from hemi- "half" + kranion "skull" (see cranium). The Middle English form was re-spelled 1777 on the French model. Related: Migrainous.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MIGRAINE

sick headache

nounmigraine
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