sea·​sick ˈsē-ˌsik How to pronounce seasick (audio)
: affected with or suggestive of seasickness

Examples of seasick in a Sentence

The storm made her seasick.
Recent Examples on the Web But looking at the city and at Viñoly’s tenure here, the arc of his career points to something far larger than a few seasick rich folks swaying high above 57th Street. Ian Volner, Curbed, 6 Mar. 2023 The Farmers Insurance Open decided to embrace its breathtaking oceanside address and make everyone seasick during Saturday’s frenetic final round. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2023 The goal was to see if the deaf participants could be made seasick to understand and determine the comparative effects in unaffected subjects, aka men who could hear. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 17 Mar. 2018 The action did not leap from the screen so much as stumble forward in a seasick kind of way. Jamie Lauren Keiles, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2022 My brother-in-law is afraid of getting seasick, and does not want to participate. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2022 The Sunshine Skyway Pier was cheap, convenient, and a reasonable choice for people who get seasick or wouldn’t want to be stuck on a boat for hours. Daniel McGinn,, 25 Nov. 2022 But since cars don’t get seasick, RoRos aren’t designed to be super stable—that would be expensive, which would drive up the cost of shipping and eat into those all-important margins. Andrew Lawrence, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2022 Someone with the ability to be away from home for 155 nights, doesn't get seasick, and enjoys the salty air. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 5 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seasick was circa 1566

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Cite this Entry

“Seasick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


sea·​sick -ˌsik How to pronounce seasick (audio)
: sick or as if sick in the stomach from the pitching or rolling of a ship
seasickness noun

Medical Definition


sea·​sick -ˌsik How to pronounce seasick (audio)
: affected with seasickness

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