motion sickness

noun

: 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 Gone was the near-constant fear of oncoming motion sickness. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 20 June 2024 Sega in particular worried that the technology could cause motion sickness. Benj Edwards and Jose Zagal, Ars Technica, 15 May 2024 Studies have found that even anticipating movement can exacerbate motion sickness. Mara Santilli, SELF, 1 July 2024 This is an antihistamine used to prevent motion sickness and can help dogs, especially dogs with vestibular disease. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, 29 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for motion sickness 

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of motion sickness was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Motion sickness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motion%20sickness. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

motion sickness

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

Medical Definition

motion sickness

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

called also kinetosis

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