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motion sickness

noun

Simple Definition of motion sickness

  • : a feeling of sickness caused by the motion of a car, airplane, boat, etc.

Full Definition of motion sickness

  1. :  sickness induced by motion (as in travel by air, car, or ship) and characterized by nausea

1881

First Known Use of motion sickness

1881

Rhymes with motion sickness


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motion sickness

noun

Medical Definition of motion sickness

  1. :  sickness induced by motion (as in travel by air, car, or ship) and characterized by nausea—called also kinetosis




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