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seasickness

[see-sik-nis] /ˈsiˌsɪk nɪs/
noun
1.
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
1615-1625
1615-25; sea + sickness
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Examples for seasickness
  • In terms of ethics, it's not all that different from a diver who takes a seasickness pill on the day of an important dive.
  • The crew also sells seasickness tablets for the ride from shore, which can be bumpy.
  • Keep in mind that using binoculars on a boat for an extended period of time could increase chances of seasickness.
  • Lost research opportunities, broken gear and seasickness are still a part of modern day research cruises.
  • They chewed on lemons to counteract seasickness from the motion.
  • Shipwrecks, storms at sea, and severe seasickness also plagued the travelers.
  • One way to avoid seasickness was to remain on deck and keep drawing.
  • We are recovering from our seasickness caused by the heavy going, so are the rest of the people.
seasickness in Medicine

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

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