motion sickness


noun Pathology.

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

motion sickness

noun

the state or condition of being dizzy or nauseous from riding in a moving vehicle
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Medicine definitions for motion sickness

motion sickness

n.

Nausea and dizziness induced by motion, as in travel by aircraft, car, or ship.kinesia

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