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

Definition of seasick

: affected with or suggestive of seasickness

Examples of seasick in a Sentence

The storm made her seasick.
Recent Examples on the Web The migrant managed the wan smile of a seasick man. New York Times, "Risking Everything to Come to America on the Open Ocean," 28 Jan. 2021 The top 10 floors of the Foshay building are evacuated with the tenants feeling seasick from the swaying building. Star Tribune, "Cooler Weather For Saturday - Severe Storm Risk Sunday," 9 Oct. 2020 People who have helped plan the journeys say many get seasick. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Hong Kong refugees captured at sea spent months plotting daring dash to freedom," 31 Aug. 2020 In the middle of a corner, though, the City does heel over on its tires like a seasick Citroen 2CV. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1982 Honda City Makes a Case for Minicars in America," 9 July 2020 Many sailors deserted—traumatized by their brush with death, or just from being horribly seasick on the rough passage from Montevideo. Larissa Macfarquhar, The New Yorker, "How Prosperity Transformed the Falklands," 29 June 2020 Getting a green light required years of answering questions from local officials: Crucially, do cows get seasick? Laura Mallonee, Wired, "Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World's Food Ecosystems," 18 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of seasick

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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“Seasick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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