carsick

[kahr-sik]

Origin of carsick

First recorded in 1905–10; car1 + sick1
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British Dictionary definitions for carsick

carsick

adjective
  1. nauseated from riding in a car or other vehicle
Derived Formscarsickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for carsick
adj.

also car-sick, 1908, on model of seasick, from car (n.) + sick (adj.). Related: Carsickness.

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carsick in Medicine

carsick

[kärsĭk′]
adj.
  1. Suffering from motion sickness caused by travel in a motor vehicle.
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