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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. 2017.
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  • I was going to prescribe ginger ale if it was the first stage of seasickness.

    Frank Merriwell's Nobility Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
  • The first thing we had to face was seasickness, and very few escaped it.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • An old swell was running, and he speedily discovered that seasickness was another thing his will could not master.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • "Tell you what's a good thing for seasickness," said the Sea Monster slyly.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
  • The voyager embarks, and is in all probability confined to his cabin, suffering under the dreadful protraction of seasickness.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • "I will see that they do not suffer from seasickness," said the Doctor.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • seasickness is akin, you know, to that dizzy feeling some people have when at a height.

  • 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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