Vortiginous Vor*tig"i*nous, a. [Cf. {Vertiginous}.] Moving rapidly round a center; vortical. [R.] --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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  • vortiginous — [vôr tij′ə nəs] adj. [L vortiginosus, for vertiginosus < vertigo: see VERTIGO] Archaic 1. whirling: said of motion 2. moving in or like a vortex …   English World dictionary

  • vortiginous — /vawr tij euh neuhs/, adj. resembling a vortex; whirling; vortical. [1665 75; var. of VERTIGINOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • vortiginous — vor·tig·i·nous …   English syllables

  • vortiginous — /vɔˈtɪdʒənəs/ (say vaw tijuhnuhs) adjective whirling; vortical. {variant of vertiginous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vortiginous — (ˈ)vȯ(r)|tijənəs adjective Etymology: Latin vortigin , vortigo, vertigin , vertigo action of whirling + English ous more at vertigo 1. archaic : vortical 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • rotary — adj 1. rotating, rotational, revolving, turning, vertiginous; gyral, gyratory, gyrating, spinning; vortical, vorticose, vortiginous, whirling; cir cumrotatory, circumvolutory, circumgyratory. n 2. traffic circle, Brit. roundabout …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vortex —   n. (pl. tices ) whirlpool.    ♦ vortical,    ♦ vorticose,    ♦ vorticular,    ♦ vortiginous, a. whirling.    ♦ vorticist, n. painter whose theory of art was that it should express the complexity of modern machinery, etc …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • vorticular — vorˈticose, vorticˈūlar or vortiginous / ijˈ/ adjective Vortical • • • Main Entry: ↑vortex …   Useful english dictionary

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