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ver·tig·i·nous

(ver-tij'i-nŭs),
Relating to or suffering from vertigo.

vertiginous

(vər-tĭj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Turning about an axis; revolving or whirling.
2. Affected by vertigo; dizzy.

ver·tig′i·nous·ly adv.
ver·tig′i·nous·ness n.

vertiginous

adjective Related to vertigo, dizzy

ver·tig·i·nous

(vĕr-tij'i-nŭs)
Relating to or suffering from vertigo.
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(1) For example, when a patient with vertigo has a "bad vestibular day," motion may trigger or exacerbate a prolonged vertiginous spell.
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Petrarch's correlation of Laura and laurels in his Rime sparse has provoked readers since the fourteenth century to comment upon the vertiginous possibilities of its dramatic and symbolic import.
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