from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Motion sickness resulting from the pitching and rolling of a ship or boat in water, especially at sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Nausea, dizziness etc caused by the motion of a ship; a form of motion sickness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The peculiar sickness, characterized by nausea and prostration, which is caused by the pitching or rolling of a vessel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being seasick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. motion sickness experienced while traveling on water


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seasick +‎ -ness.



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  • "There is no use fighting it and no use dosing yourself with medicines or pickles or lemons or fat meat. Nothing can cure it. In spite of everything it will stay with you until it has worked its will to the uttermost, and then it will go away at last of its own accord, leaving you a wan, limp wreck. I may add, to correct a general impression, that it is impossible to become seasoned to seasickness. One attack does not render the victim immune from future recurrences...."

    --Walter Noble Burns, A Year with a Whaler, 88

    April 28, 2008