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 Instead, Ervin worked as the base commander's assistant and was rarely onboard a ship due to his severe seasickness. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, "100-year-old WWII veteran from Avondale who was carried at Trump rally has died," 13 Aug. 2020 That said, bobbing in the sea awaiting recovery while re-adjusting to gravity after an extended stay in weightlessness raises the prospect of post-splashdown nausea and seasickness. William Harwood, CBS News, "SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts await "go" for weekend re-entry, splashdown," 31 July 2020 After three weeks of seasickness, Darwin threw himself enthusiastically into his first independent fieldwork, identifying rock samples and recording a cross section of the volcanic strata. National Geographic, "Darwin's first—and only—trip around the world began a scientific revolution," 11 June 2020 Still, people tell stories about ship-wide bouts of seasickness. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Onboard the ferry to the end of the world," 31 May 2016 Gemini 8 eventually splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, with Armstrong and Scott forced to deal with seasickness caused by two hours on heavy seas while waiting for a destroyer to pick them up. Jamie Turner,, "How Neil Armstrong earned the moon landing’s lead role: Apollo 11 at 50," 16 July 2019 If seasickness is an issue, try acupuncture (consultations are complimentary; a 50-minute session is $169). Sloane Crosley, Vogue, "All Aboard the Good Ship Self-Care," 12 Mar. 2019 Alongside more than 2,000 other superfans, Laura Fu braved seasickness and tropical downpours to take a cruise this May with her 1990s boy band idols, the Backstreet Boys. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Cruising With Your Idols—and 2,000 Other Superfans," 21 Aug. 2018 Of the five of us, the two who were least prone to seasickness were the ones who tossed their cookies. Paige Collins, The Seattle Times, "Bad Travelers: A harrowing crossing on the Victoria Clipper," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of seasickness

1613, in the meaning defined above

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25 Aug 2020

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“Seasickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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