motion sickness

noun

Definition of motion sickness

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

First Known Use of motion sickness

1881


MOTION SICKNESS Defined for English Language Learners

motion sickness

noun

Definition of motion sickness for English Language Learners

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


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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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