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vertiginous

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adjective ver·tig·i·nous \(ˌ)vər-ˈti-jə-nəs\

Simple Definition of vertiginous

  • : causing or likely to cause a feeling of dizziness especially because of great height

Full Definition of vertiginous

  1. 1 a :  characterized by or suffering from vertigo or dizziness b :  inclined to frequent and often pointless change :  inconstant

  2. 2 :  causing or tending to cause dizziness <the vertiginous heights>

  3. 3 :  marked by turning :  rotary <the vertiginous motion of the earth>

ver·tig·i·nous·ly adverb

Examples of vertiginous

  1. <a 3-D effect that is likely to leave some audience members feeling vertiginous>



Origin of vertiginous

Latin vertiginosus, from vertigin-, vertigo


First Known Use: 1608


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vertiginous

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adjective ver·tig·i·nous \(ˌ)vər-ˈtij-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of vertiginous

  1. :  of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with vertigo or dizziness




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