intransitive verb
ver·​tig·​i·​nate | \ ˌvərˈtijəˌnāt \

Definition of vertiginate

: to whirl dizzily around : twirl

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History and Etymology for vertiginate

Late Latin vertiginatus, past participle of vertiginare to whirl around, from Latin vertigin-, vertigo action of whirling

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“Vertiginate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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