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vorticose

[vawr-ti-kohs] /ˈvɔr tɪˌkoʊs/
adjective
1.
vortical; whirling.
Origin of vorticose
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85, vorticose is from the Latin word vorticōsus eddying. See vortical, -ose1
Related forms
vorticosely, adverb
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vorticose

/ˈvɔːtɪˌkəʊs/
adjective
1.
(rare) rotating quickly; whirling
Word Origin
C18: from Latin vorticōsus, variant of verticōsus full of whirlpools; see vertex
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