sea·​sick·​ness ˈsē-ˌsik-nəs How to pronounce seasickness (audio)
: motion sickness experienced on the water

Examples of seasickness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms of seasickness can include nausea, dizziness, tiredness, and cold sweats. Megan Dubois, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 May 2024 Along with violent seasickness, passengers suffered from fever, dysentery, boils, scurvy, mouth rot, rat bites, and lice so copious that they could be scraped off the body. Dorothy Wickenden, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 In the waters of Cape Verde, a volcanic archipelago that is famous for its marine life, Osborn felt the seasickness dissipate. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2023 Trimarans can roll side to side, which can cause seasickness and drowsiness. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2023 There are all sorts of remedies for seasickness, from weighted wristbands to acupuncture patches, and even noshing on green apples and ginger candies. Brittany Chrusciel, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2023 Given the nature of the tiny boats and the big oceans, the seasickness numbers are surprisingly low, but there’s probably some self-selection at work: people who are prone to seasickness may be less likely to volunteer for these expeditions. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 9 Feb. 2022 This includes two VIPs and a sea cabin on the lower deck amidships for guests who suffer from seasickness. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 9 June 2023 Because of the hydrofoiling technology, the company promises a smooth ride that’ll avoid any seasickness. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seasickness was in 1613

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“Seasickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


sea·​sick·​ness -nəs How to pronounce seasickness (audio)
: motion sickness experienced on the water

called also mal de mer

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