nos*tal"gi*a(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a return home + pain.] 1. (Med.) Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness.
2. A sentimental yearning to return to an earlier time remembered as happier or more pleasant, or a former place evoking happy memories; a longing to experience again a former happy time; as, a
nostalgia for the brotherhood of the Woodstock music festival; a
nostalgia for the comradeship of one's college friends.
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