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[see-sik] /ˈsiˌsɪk/
afflicted with seasickness.
Origin of seasick
1560-70; sea + sick Unabridged
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  • It is slightly more serious when a diver gets seasick underwater than above.
  • Still, they may sway at a frequency that can make occupants feel seasick.
  • The sea had been rough, and when some of them got seasick, they took shelter in a nearby creek.
  • Things were banging around in the boat, and a lot of people got seasick.
  • The mealtime crowds thin as the seasick roster grows.
  • One prototype, a stereoscopic helmet worn by the surgeon, left users seasick after only a few minutes.
  • Even in placid weather, floating-column structures bob up and down as the sea heaves beneath them, which can make people seasick.
  • In addition, if you get seasick some seasickness pills or candied ginger will help when you're out on the water.
  • Keep your eyes on the horizon and stand near the edge of the boat if you feel seasick.
  • The smooth ocean waters also reduce the chance of getting seasick on a cruise.
British Dictionary definitions for seasick


suffering from nausea and dizziness caused by the motion of a ship at sea
Derived Forms
seasickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seasick

also sea-sick, 1560s, from sea + sick (n.). Related: Seasickness.

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