A form of motion sickness caused by the motion of a floating platform, such as a ship, boat, or raft. SYN: mal de mer, naupathia, vomitus marinus.

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sea·sick·ness -nəs n motion sickness experienced on the water called also mal de mer

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sea·sick·ness (seґsik-nis) nausea and malaise caused by the motion of a ship. Written also sea sickness.

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