sea·​sick·​ness | \ˈsē-ˌsik-nəs \

Definition of seasickness 

: motion sickness experienced on the water

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Things didn't go quite as smoothly for Princess Anne on her honeymoon with Captain Mark Phillips in 1973—storms and 20-foot waves left the couple stricken with seasickness for the first week of their Caribbean cruise. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Britannia," 30 Sep. 2018 Gyroscopic Stabilization Illustration: Arthur Mount This technology addresses a vast untapped market in recreational boating: landlubbers, which is to say, those prone to seasickness, perhaps as much as a third of the population. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Skip the Seasickness: How Boats Are Getting More Tech-Savvy," 28 June 2018 For Neil Hayward, the days of travel and nights of seasickness were worth it, because of the birds. Eric Boodman, STAT, "A career in biotech brought success. Then the birds came calling," 24 May 2018 Participants in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, docked in Seattle for a few days, said the adrenaline rush, dangers and seasickness are worth it. Christine Willmsen, The Seattle Times, "‘It’s not a luxury cruise’: Crews, yachts in around-the-world race settle into Seattle until next leg," 26 Apr. 2018 Jennifer Moak, the baby's mother (Berg's daughter), took the infant to the on-site doctor, who provided the child with medication for seasickness. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "Family Kicked Off Disney Cruise for Unbelievable Reason," 9 Jan. 2015 Bethenny [Frankel], Ramona [Singer] and Dorinda [Medley] were soaked and screaming hysterically, Carole [Radziwill] and Tinsley [Mortimer] were literally throwing up from seasickness. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Real Housewives of New York," 20 Feb. 2018 Medication can help relieve some seasickness, but just walking around can be dangerous., "Adventure cruises in rough seas require a different kind of precaution," 4 Feb. 2018 Travelers described seasickness, glasses falling from shelves and water leaking from the ceiling and into staterooms as the ship passed through the storm for two days. Jennifer Larino,, "Cruise ship rocked by 'nightmare' winter storm will homeport in New Orleans this fall," 8 Jan. 2018

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1613, in the meaning defined above

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sea·​sick·​ness | \-nəs \

Medical Definition of seasickness 

: motion sickness experienced on the water

called also mal de mer

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