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noun Pathology.
a complex of symptoms including nausea, lethargy, headache, and sweating, occurring among astronauts under conditions of weightlessness.
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Origin of space sickness

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for space sickness

space sickness

noun
the nausea that people can experience in the gravity-free environment of space
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Medical definitions for space sickness

space sickness

n.
Motion sickness caused by sustained weightlessness during space flight, usually accompanied by disturbance of the inner ear.

Other words from space sickness

spacesick′ (spāssĭk′) adj.
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