vorticose

[ vawr-ti-kohs ]
/ ˈvɔr tɪˌkoʊs /

adjective

vortical; whirling.

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Origin of vorticose

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

OTHER WORDS FROM vorticose

vor·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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