motion sickness

noun

Definition of motion sickness

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

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Scientists have long thought that some kind of cure for motion sickness was possible. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A New Electronic Device Could Cure the Military's Big Motion Sickness Problem," 22 Nov. 2018 This will give you a chance to see if your dog suffers from motion sickness or exhibits any nervous or anxious behaviors about traveling. Laurren Welch, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Road-Tripping With Your Dog," 31 Jan. 2019 But it wasn’t calibrated correctly and induced severe motion sickness. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 The Armed Forces have a huge motion sickness problem. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A New Electronic Device Could Cure the Military's Big Motion Sickness Problem," 22 Nov. 2018 That’s because there’s no earthly analog to space motion sickness. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "SpaceX’s Moon loop will affect passengers’ health — here’s how," 18 Sep. 2018 Scientists don’t entirely understand how motion sickness is triggered or why humans and other animals (fish included) experience it. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Overcome Seasickness," 2 Feb. 2018 Alcohol can act as a diuretic, while water will keep you hydrated and keep motion sickness, headaches and lightheadedness at bay. New York Times, "4 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip," 7 June 2018 Your dog may do fine in the car while on flat city streets, but that doesn’t mean much—winding mountain roads into the wilderness will give you a better approximation for whether your dog is prone to motion sickness. Jayme Moye, Outside Online, "How to Take Any Dog on an Adventure," 27 June 2018

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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motion sickness

noun

English Language Learners Definition of motion sickness

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

motion sickness

noun

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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