motion sickness


Definition of motion sickness

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

Examples of motion sickness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The big glass roof panel (with shade) is a big-sky treatment and, with ceiling air vents, helps to fend off motion sickness. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2020 Hyundai Palisade: move-in ready at $50,000," 19 Oct. 2019 Bice’s motion sickness becomes apparent on the waters. Tomás Mier,, "Married at First Sight's Beth Bice Curses Out Husband Jamie Thompson on Their Honeymoon," 10 July 2019 That being said, buses are the most common and easiest form of transportation so stash a pack of motion sickness tablets in your bag. Kelly Vaughan,, "Bermuda i n 72 hours: Yes, really," 17 Sep. 2019 Space motion sickness happens in the first 48 hours, creating a loss of appetite, dizziness and vomiting. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says," 18 July 2019 Physicists may talk about causal influences being unable to propagate faster than the speed of light, while evolutionary biologists may discuss proximate and ultimate causes as mentioned in our previous puzzle on triangulation and motion sickness. Quanta Magazine, "The Slippery Math of Causation," 30 May 2018 One-third of all people are highly susceptible to motion sickness, according to the National Institutes of Health. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Volkswagen Is Testing Anti-Vomit Technology for Autonomous Cars," 28 May 2019 Men seem to be less affected by space motion sickness but quicker to experience diminished hearing. National Geographic, "Here’s why women may be the best suited for spaceflight," 17 June 2019 The doctors didn’t know diddly squat, and the motion sickness pills don’t work worth a damn. Bill Andrews, Discover Magazine, "Apollo Astronauts, in Their Own Words," 20 May 2019

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First Known Use of motion sickness

1881, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2019

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“Motion sickness.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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motion sickness


English Language Learners Definition of motion sickness

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

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Medical Definition of motion sickness

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

called also kinetosis

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