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vortiginous

[vawr-tij-uh-nuh s] /vɔrˈtɪdʒ ə nəs/
adjective
1.
resembling a vortex; whirling; vortical.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; variant of vertiginous
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British Dictionary definitions for vortiginous

vortiginous

/vɔːˈtɪdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
like a vortex; vortical; whirling
Word Origin
C17: variant of vertiginous
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