Definition of carsick in English:



  • Affected with nausea caused by the motion of a car or other vehicle in which one is travelling.

    ‘he felt carsick’
    • ‘The jiggling and swaying of the cab along with the gasoline smell leaking through the vent was getting to me and, for a while, I thought I might be carsick.’
    • ‘It was better than being carsick on the drive in the mountains.’
    • ‘I've known dogs who get carsick outside of crates.’
    • ‘Since childhood, I've been the carsick passenger whose stomach churns in nauseous waves that turn my face a bilious green.’
    • ‘Lately Millie's been carsick quite a bit and my brainstorming on what I should pack in order to clean up any accidents while travelling has made me feel rather gloomy.’
    • ‘I know she's wondering if it's very far because she gets totally carsick and throws up if she's on the road for too long.’
    • ‘The elevator ride makes me want to throw up, even though I don't get carsick, even after reading in a car for six hours straight.’
    • ‘It was a 90-minute drive in a station wagon with no air-conditioning - four kids and two collies, everyone sweltering and carsick.’
    • ‘He is energetic and passionate about what he does; he is generous and funny; and he gets a little bit carsick in taxis.’
    • ‘Readily equipped with all manner of diversions, she dealt with two terminally bored, carsick children with the aplomb one would expect of a career nurse.’
    • ‘Danny gets carsick real easy, so he tries to sleep through the entire ride.’
    • ‘About ten minutes into our drive home, I got carsick and we had to pull over.’
    • ‘My friends and I took a limousine to the school dance, and I was feeling a little carsick.’
    • ‘Sometimes I got carsick if it was really hot and there were a lot of people in the car.’
    • ‘I was beginning to get a little carsick, when we stopped with a slightly, almost undetectable, jerk.’
    • ‘She hasn't gotten carsick since she was five, but she wasn't so sure about her stomach's endurance anymore.’
    • ‘If someone would have told her - warned her - Tyler got severely carsick on long road trips, she would have never sat with him.’
    • ‘Over 45 million people will hit the road this holiday season and, chances are, many of them will be uttering the same quiet prayer: Please, please don't let the kids be carsick.’
    • ‘She had also picked up doughnuts and milk for Isabelle, who had been sleepy and carsick for quite some time.’
    • ‘If your child gets carsick while reading in the car, don't pack a bag of library books!’
    nauseous, nauseated, bilious, sick
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