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 This phenomenon, which generally happens just before the seizure, can include a range of abnormal sensations, like anxiety, nausea, and vertigo, and even smelling a particular odor. Patti Greco, Health.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Cheveldayoff was scheduled to address reporters Monday, though that was pushed back by the Jets because owner Mark Chipman suffered a bout of vertigo over the weekend and insisted on being there for the news conference. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Nov. 2021 But vertigo operates on its own schedule, receding in a matter of days for some people, persisting for years in others. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 Data from Utah patients helps find a genetic link to vertigo, researchers report. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Oct. 2021 Not a good idea as a pang of vertigo stops me on my tracks. Alireza Hajihosseini, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 The condition is characterized by a broad range of unexplained symptoms that include migraines, fatigue, vertigo, anxiety, dizziness, memory lapses and cognitive impairment. Arkansas Online, 9 Oct. 2021 Havana Syndrome, whose symptoms can include vertigo, nausea and intense headaches, gets its name from a spate of cases first reported by U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers in Havana, Cuba in 2016. Olivia Gazis, CBS News, 8 Oct. 2021 Many people who have experienced Havana Syndrome report experiencing vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and intense headaches. NBC News, 21 Sep. 2021

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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

English Language Learners Definition of vertigo

: a feeling of dizziness caused especially by being in a very high place

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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