Jet Lag

(redirected from jet-lagged)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

Jet Lag

The state of being unadjusted to a new time zone. One generally experiences jet lag after traveling rapidly over a brief period of time. For example, if one flies from Oklahoma to Bahrain, one is likely to experience jet lag because of the eight-hour time difference. Jet lag is a common result of travel for international business.
References in periodicals archive ?
When immunologist Eran Elinav of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and colleagues treated jet-lagged mice with antibiotics, the obesity and glucose-response problems disappeared.
In an interview two days later, joined by Hynd (still jet-lagged from a flight from Chile), Page remarked that Beauty had been a constant in her career.
Britney, 34, who has sold 32 million albums in the US alone, later confessed to Radio 1: "It was so different from the set-up in Vegas I was thrown a little bit, and jet-lagged. I was kooky the day before.
Compared with mice on regular schedules, jet-lagged mice were more susceptible to inflammation triggered by a dose of chemicals.