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[air-sik-nis] /ˈɛərˌsɪk nɪs/
a feeling of nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, as a result of the motion of the aircraft in which one is traveling.
Compare motion sickness.
Origin of airsickness
1775-85; air1 + sickness Unabridged
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  • It is the sight of a lifetime, but my airsickness is acute.
  • Feelings of aggression, rage, and airsickness are also common.
  • Some pilots advocate a direct approach, including a full briefing on location and use of airsickness bags.
  • Acupressure is a therapy for airsickness used by some air medical escorts.
  • airsickness is usually a combination of spatial disorientation, nausea and vomiting.
airsickness in Medicine

airsickness air·sick·ness (âr'sĭk'nĭs)
A form of motion sickness caused by air flight and characterized by nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

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