Ver*tig"i*nous (?), a. [L. vertiginosus, fr. vertigo a whirling around, giddiness: cf. F. vertigineux. See Vertig.]

1.

Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, vertiginous motion.

Some vertiginous whirl of fortune. De Quincey.

2.

Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.

They [the angels] grew vertiginous, and fell from the battlements of heaven. Jer. Taylor.

-- Ver*tig"i*nous*ly, adv. -- Ver*tig"i*nous*ness, n.

 

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