sea·​sick | \ ˈsē-ˌsik How to pronounce seasick (audio) \

Definition of seasick

: affected with or suggestive of seasickness

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Examples of seasick in a Sentence

The storm made her seasick.
Recent Examples on the Web Worries that the cows would get seasick or be reluctant to cross the bridge onto the platform proved unfounded, and the animals have adjusted to the change of scenery and are producing milk on their new floating home. Braden Phillips, Smithsonian, "Will Cities of the Future Have Floating Farms?," 13 July 2019 Trembling instability abounded in the song’s guitar sample, along with a seasick chorus and lyrics deconstructing heartbreak in anxious detail. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Made Juice Wrld’s Music So Powerful," 8 Dec. 2019 But some Allied landing craft and amphibious tanks sank in swells, and men who stayed afloat were seasick. National Geographic, "'Top Secret' maps reveal the massive Allied effort behind D-Day," 3 June 2019 And perhaps most important of all, this Strat does a good job at staying in tune after doing a whammy dive, so feel free to go a little crazy and create some warbly, seasick sounds. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "The New Fender Strat Still Reigns Supreme," 27 Apr. 2017 By far the worst problem is with sailors at sea with the U.S. Navy, where even a quarter of personnel get seasick in moderate seas. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A New Electronic Device Could Cure the Military's Big Motion Sickness Problem," 22 Nov. 2018 Bad weather has forced the convoy of ships now carrying them to take a detour after high waves caused some of the exhausted migrants aboard to be seasick. Pablo Gorandi,, "Hungary sends smugglers to prison for suffocation deaths of 71 migrants," 14 June 2018 My grandfather described the amphibious crafts, the crossing of the English Channel, the seasick soldiers vomiting in their helmets, the spikes in the sand. Emily Meg Weinstein, Longreads, "In Praise of Cowardice," 19 Dec. 2017 My mom convinced us to spend our day in Cozumel seeing Mayan ruins, while everyone else got seasick doing upside down shots at Señor Frogs. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "How to Stay Healthy On a Cruise," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of seasick

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seasick was circa 1566

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13 Jan 2020

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“Seasick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of seasick

: feeling sick because of the movement of a boat or ship that you are traveling on


sea·​sick | \ ˈsē-ˌsik How to pronounce seasick (audio) \

Kids Definition of seasick

: sick in the stomach from the pitching or rolling of a ship

Other Words from seasick

seasickness noun


sea·​sick | \ -ˌsik How to pronounce seasick (audio) \

Medical Definition of seasick

: affected with seasickness

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