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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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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


Medical Dictionary

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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