vortiginous

[ vawr-tij-uh-nuh s ]
/ vɔrˈtɪdʒ ə nəs /
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adjective

resembling a vortex; whirling; vortical.

Nearby words

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

Origin of vortiginous

First recorded in 1665–75; variant of vertiginous

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British Dictionary definitions for vortiginous

vortiginous

/ (vɔːˈtɪdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

like a vortex; vortical; whirling

Word Origin for vortiginous

C17: variant of vertiginous

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