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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ver·tig·i·nous /(ˌ)vɝˈtɪʤənəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ver·tig·i·nous /(ˌ)vɝˈtɪʤənəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·tig·i·nous a.
 1. Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, a 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling;
            "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a
            headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling
            woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb
            up the face of the cliff" [syn: dizzy, giddy, woozy]