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sea sick·ness

motion sickness occurring in boat travelers.
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A permutation of motion sickness, which occurs when a  susceptible individual is subjected to the pitching and rolling of a ship, especially at the extreme fore or aft of the vessel.
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sea sickness

Sickness caused by motion of a vessel while at sea.
See: motion sickness
See also: sickness
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sea sickness

One of the several forms of MOTION SICKNESS.
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The image of the storm harks back to Bianca's claim earlier in the scene that she was not `like those/ That take their soundest sleeps in greatest tempests' (II.ii.355-6), and, as the Revels editor notes, the metaphor of sea-sickness on a maiden voyage was used in a similar context in Middleton's Michaelmas Term: `Yet indeed 'tis the fashion of any courtesan to be seasick i'th' first voyage' (I.ii.9-10).(3) The simile of `wormwood water', on the other hand, follows from `so bitter' at the beginning of the speech, and is contrasted with `nectar' in the last line.
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