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motion sickness

noun, Pathology
a feeling of nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from stimulation by motion of the semicircular canals of the ear during travel by car, plane, etc.
Origin of motion sickness
1940-45 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for motion sickness
  • Depending on where you're going, you may want to pack motion sickness medicine and treatments for stomach ailments.
  • When they disagree, however, conflict arises and motion sickness can occur.
  • motion sickness usually combines elements of spatial disorientation, nausea and vomiting.
  • They should not be used at the same time as medications that prevent nausea or motion sickness.
  • Others get motion sickness from the jerky camera style.
British Dictionary definitions for motion sickness

motion sickness

the state or condition of being dizzy or nauseous from riding in a moving vehicle
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motion sickness in Medicine

motion sickness n.
Nausea and dizziness induced by motion, as in travel by aircraft, car, or ship. Also called kinesia.

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