Definition of vertigo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɜːtɪɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrtɪɡoʊ//
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the feeling of dizziness and fear, and of losing your balance, that is caused in some people when they look down from a very high place Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin, ‘whirling’, from vertere ‘to turn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vertigo