Vertiginous

Ver*tig"i*nous

(?), a. [L. vertiginosus, fr. vertigo a whirling around, giddiness: cf. F. vertigineux. See Vertigo.] 1. Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, a vertiginous motion.
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Some vertiginous whirl of fortune.
De Quincey.
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2. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
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They [the angels] grew vertiginous, and fell from the battlements of heaven.
Jer. Taylor.
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-- Ver*tig"i*nous*ly, adv. -- Ver*tig"i*nous*ness, n.
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