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 And then the developers learned how to iron out things like motion sickness for the most part. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2021 According to the United States National Library of Medicine, one in three people is considered highly susceptible to motion sickness. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Dec. 2021 As a driver, motion sickness never really bothers me. Jim Clash, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 Akiyama, then 47, spent nine days in space, feeding live — and unvarnished — broadcasts back to the ground between bouts of extreme nausea brought on by motion sickness, a common ailment frequently reported even by professional astronauts. Jackie Wattles And Kerry Flynn, CNN, 10 Dec. 2021 As for the absolute avalanche of transactions that would take place between a late agreement and the start of spring training, keep some motion sickness medication handy. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 Somebody better roll the window down — the emotional motion sickness is about to get real. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2021 While about half the people who fly in space suffer from space motion sickness during their first few days in weightlessness, the Inspiration4 crew appeared cheerful and healthy in the video clips downlinked during the mission. William Harwood, CBS News, 18 Sep. 2021 There is the initial problem of the headsets—their cost, especially, and the discomfort some people feel wearing them, which can include dizziness or other motion sickness. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of motion sickness

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motion sickness was in 1881

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13 Jan 2022

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“Motion sickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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