nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from the rocking or swaying motion of a vessel in which one is traveling at sea.

Origin of seasickness

First recorded in 1615–25; sea + sickness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seasickness

Contemporary Examples of seasickness

Historical Examples of seasickness

  • Seasickness takes away all the romance that poets have invested it with.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • She was sure her seasickness was the worst that had ever been known, but we all feel that.

  • Have you quite recovered from your seasickness by this time, Mrs. Daniver?

  • The first thing we had to face was seasickness, and very few escaped it.

    A Soldier's Life

    Edwin G. Rundle

  • "Tell you what's a good thing for seasickness," said the Sea Monster slyly.

    David and the Phoenix

    Edward Ormondroyd

Medicine definitions for seasickness




Motion sickness resulting from the pitching and rolling of a ship or boat in water, especially at sea.mal de mer
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