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vortiginous

[vawr-tij-uh-nuh s]
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adjective
  1. resembling a vortex; whirling; vortical.
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Origin of vortiginous

First recorded in 1665–75; variant of vertiginous
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Historical Examples

  • Vor′ticose, Vortic′ūlar, Vortiginal (-ij′-), Vortiginous (-ij′-).

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for vortiginous

vortiginous

adjective
  1. like a vortex; vortical; whirling
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Word Origin

C17: variant of vertiginous
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