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vortical

[vawr-ti-kuh l] /ˈvɔr tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a vortex.
2.
suggesting or resembling a vortex.
3.
moving in a vortex.
Origin of vortical
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin vortic- (stem of vortex vortex) + -al1
Related forms
vortically, adverb
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  • Whence comes the vortical motion which has produced their forms?

    Man's Place in the Universe Alfred R. Wallace
  • But if the current of their conversation had been vortical and crowded, the outcome was perfectly clear.

    Kipps H. G. Wells

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