vorticose

[ vawr-ti-kohs ]
/ ˈvɔr tɪˌkoʊs /

adjective

vortical; whirling.

Nearby words

  1. vortically,
  2. vorticella,
  3. vortices,
  4. vorticism,
  5. vorticity,
  6. vortiginous,
  7. vortumnus,
  8. vosges,
  9. voskhod,
  10. vostok

Origin of vorticose

First recorded in 1775–85, vorticose is from the Latin word vorticōsus eddying. See vortical, -ose1

Related formsvor·ti·cose·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for vorticose

vorticose

/ (ˈvɔːtɪˌkəʊs) /

adjective

rare rotating quickly; whirling

Word Origin for vorticose

C18: from Latin vorticōsus, variant of verticōsus full of whirlpools; see vertex

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