vertigo

noun
ver·​ti·​go | \ ˈvər-ti-ˌgō How to pronounce vertigo (audio) \
plural vertigoes or vertigos

Definition of vertigo

1a : a sensation of motion in which the individual or the individual's surroundings seem to whirl dizzily
b : a dizzy confused state of mind
2 : disordered vertiginous movement as a symptom of disease in lower animals also : a disease (such as gid) causing this

Examples of vertigo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where McFarland died, two other persons were admitted Thursday after complaints of symptoms that could have meant cyanide poisoning, including light-headedness, vertigo and tingling in the extremities. Jack Houston And Jean Latz Griffin, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 Among them: numbness, muscle weakness, nausea, vertigo, and facial paralysis. Beth Krietsch, SELF, 2 Aug. 2022 Some other areas include vestibular impairments including vertigo and dizziness as well as neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s. courant.com, 11 Feb. 2022 One potential juror who has vertigo sat down and couldn’t get back up. Victoria Ballard, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Apr. 2022 And don’t forget Philippe Petit, who crossed the vertigo-inducing chasm between New York City’s Twin Towers on a tightrope in 1974. Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 Vivid colors pop, creating a surreal fever-dream which moves from one panel to another with vertigo-inducing speed. Tanu I. Raj, Billboard, 15 July 2022 Meadows has played 36 games for the Tigers this season, as well as 10 games for the Mud Hens amid multiple rehab assignments for multiple health issues, including an inner ear infection and vertigo. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2022 For much of his political career, Trump has benefitted from an ability to induce genre vertigo. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 22 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vertigo

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for vertigo

Middle English, from Latin vertigin-, vertigo, from vertere to turn

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More Definitions for vertigo

vertigo

noun
ver·​ti·​go | \ ˈvər-ti-ˌgō How to pronounce vertigo (audio) \
plural vertigoes or vertigos

Kids Definition of vertigo

: a feeling of dizziness

vertigo

noun
ver·​ti·​go | \ ˈvərt-i-ˌgō How to pronounce vertigo (audio) \
plural vertigoes or vertigos

Medical Definition of vertigo

1 : a sensation of motion which is associated with various disorders (as of the inner ear) and in which the individual or the individual's surroundings seem to whirl dizzily — see objective vertigo, subjective vertigo — compare dizziness
2 : disordered vertiginous movement as a symptom of disease in lower animals also : a disease (as gid) causing this

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