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airsickness

[ air-sik-nis ]
/ ˈɛərˌsɪk nɪs /
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noun

a feeling of nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, as a result of the motion of the aircraft in which one is traveling.

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Origin of airsickness

First recorded in 1775–85; air1 + sickness

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Medical definitions for airsickness

airsickness
[ ârsĭk′nĭs ]

n.

A form of motion sickness caused by air flight and characterized by nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
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