vata

Main Entry:  vata
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the three humors or doshas that determine a person's temperament - made up or air or ether and active in bodily movements
Example:  The vata dosha possesses all the properties of air, such as force, vacuum, dryness, coldness, lightness, wind, and dehydration.
Etymology:  Sanskrit "wind"
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