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[see-sik-nis] /ˈsiˌsɪk nɪs/
nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from the rocking or swaying motion of a vessel in which one is traveling at sea.
Compare motion sickness.
Origin of seasickness
First recorded in 1615-25; sea + sickness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • seasickness takes away all the romance that poets have invested it with.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • She was sure her seasickness was the worst that had ever been known, but we all feel that.

  • Have you quite recovered from your seasickness by this time, Mrs. Daniver?

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
  • The first thing we had to face was seasickness, and very few escaped it.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • "Tell you what's a good thing for seasickness," said the Sea Monster slyly.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
  • "I will see that they do not suffer from seasickness," said the Doctor.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • It might be a specific for seasickness, but it was not for home-sickness.

    Pages From an Old Volume of Life Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Cora knew that the lady had suffered with seasickness, and was anxious to reach land.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
seasickness in Medicine

seasickness sea·sick·ness (sē'sĭk'nĭs)
Motion sickness resulting from the pitching and rolling of a ship or boat in water, especially at sea. Also called mal de mer.

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