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motion sickness

noun, Pathology.
a feeling of nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from stimulation by motion of the semicircular canals of the ear during travel by car, plane, etc.
Origin of motion sickness
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If he is nauseous, give him "motion sickness tablets," if available.

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense
  • They figured that filling me full of motion sickness pills was partial prevention.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • The ground still shook under his feet, and his insides were producing the queasy symptoms of motion sickness.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for motion sickness

motion sickness

the state or condition of being dizzy or nauseous from riding in a moving vehicle
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motion sickness in Medicine

motion sickness n.
Nausea and dizziness induced by motion, as in travel by aircraft, car, or ship. Also called kinesia.

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