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

Definition of seasickness

: motion sickness experienced on the water

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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 Forty-six rooms that swing between styles could cue seasickness, but Sleeper’s intimate proportions and reverence for symmetry balance the ship. Amy Merrick, WSJ, "The Cultish Home That Draws Fans of Americana Design," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of seasickness

1613, in the meaning defined above

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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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