sea·​sick·​ness | \ ˈsē-ˌsik-nəs How to pronounce seasickness (audio) \

Definition of seasickness

: motion sickness experienced on the water

Examples of seasickness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the gas cannot be seen or smelled, people unknowingly become exposed, suffering symptoms similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication, like headaches, nausea and fatigue, the CDC stated. Joelle Goldstein,, 27 Aug. 2021 Shuttleworth suffered debilitating seasickness that kept him all but out of commission for the first week. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 June 2021 The Coast Guard said that one thing that makes carbon monoxide difficult to detect is that its symptoms mimic those attributed to seasickness or alcohol intoxication. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 25 June 2021 Similarly, the Lake Course designers didn’t try to bulldoze the fairways level enough to prevent seasickness. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 June 2021 Recreating on the water presents its own set of dangers like seasickness and heat stroke. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2021 On a road trip, carsickness can make a scenic drive feel practically unbearable, and on a boat ride, seasickness can compel you to swear off water sports of any kind. Rebecca Deczynski, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2021 Ferries are often the most enjoyable and scenic forms of city transportation, but no one likes to bounce from wave to wave on a rough day, dodge cold spray or fight seasickness. Afdhel Aziz, Forbes, 12 May 2021 For example, a boat-ready first aid kit should include anti-nausea medication in case of seasickness. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of seasickness

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Seasickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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sea·​sick·​ness | \ -nəs How to pronounce seasickness (audio) \

Medical Definition of seasickness

: motion sickness experienced on the water

called also mal de mer


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