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seasickness

[see-sik-nis]
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noun
  1. nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from the rocking or swaying motion of a vessel in which one is traveling at sea.
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Origin of seasickness

First recorded in 1615–25; sea + sickness
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Related Words for seasickness

dizziness, nausea, wooziness

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


seasickness in Medicine

seasickness

(sēsĭk′nĭs)
n.
  1. 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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