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[see-sik-nis] /ˈsiˌsɪk nɪs/
nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from the rocking or swaying motion of a vessel in which one is traveling at sea.
Compare motion sickness.
Origin of seasickness
1615-25; sea + sickness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I was going to prescribe ginger ale if it was the first stage of seasickness.

    Frank Merriwell's Nobility Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
  • seasickness takes away all the romance that poets have invested it with.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • An old swell was running, and he speedily discovered that seasickness was another thing his will could not master.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • She was sure her seasickness was the worst that had ever been known, but we all feel that.

  • The voyager embarks, and is in all probability confined to his cabin, suffering under the dreadful protraction of seasickness.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Have you quite recovered from your seasickness by this time, Mrs. Daniver?

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
  • seasickness is akin, you know, to that dizzy feeling some people have when at a height.

  • The first thing we had to face was seasickness, and very few escaped it.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
seasickness in Medicine

seasickness sea·sick·ness (sē'sĭk'nĭs)
Motion sickness resulting from the pitching and rolling of a ship or boat in water, especially at sea. Also called mal de mer.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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