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[see-sik] /ˈsiˌsɪk/
afflicted with seasickness.
Origin of seasick
First recorded in 1560-70; sea + sick1 Unabridged
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  • Anyone who has been seasick can in some measure appreciate our predicament.

  • The wife of the seasick passenger was about to leave the stateroom for dinner.

  • Walt, battered and seasick, gave up and collapsed with the rest of us.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
  • An asylum for landsmen who would rather die of drink than be seasick.

    A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken
  • seasick persons have been relieved of their nausea by being made to bail a leaking boat from the fear that it would sink.

    Mind and Body William Walker Atkinson
  • Richard Blount sent some remedy to the steamer for us, just in case we were seasick.

  • Every little while one may hear him ask: "Is it better for a seasick man to walk or to sit down?"

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for seasick


suffering from nausea and dizziness caused by the motion of a ship at sea
Derived Forms
seasickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seasick

also sea-sick, 1560s, from sea + sick (n.). Related: Seasickness.

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