A condition resembling seasickness or other forms of motion sickness occurring in airplane or space flight as a result of erratic and continuous stimuli of the inner ear.

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air·sick·ness (ārґsik-nis) sickness due to change in air pressure and to the movements experienced in an airplane, marked by nausea, salivation, and cold sweats. Written also air sickness.

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