a feeling of nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from stimulation by motion of the semicircular canals of the ear during travel by car, plane, etc.
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Origin of motion sickness
First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for motion sickness
the state or condition of being dizzy or nauseous from riding in a moving vehicle
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Medicine definitions for motion sickness
Nausea and dizziness induced by motion, as in travel by aircraft, car, or ship.kinesia
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