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1. vertigo

noun. ['ˈvɝːtɪˌgoʊ'] a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall.

Synonyms

  • symptom
  • dizziness
  • lightheadedness

Antonyms

  • hypocalcemia
  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia

Etymology

  • vertigo (Latin)
  • verto (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Vertigo

  • indigo

Example sentences of the word vertigo


1. Noun, singular or mass
Vestibular disorders are those of the ear, such as vertigo or Meniere's disease.

Quotes containing the word vertigo


1. Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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