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vasoconstriction Tweet Definition of vasoconstriction Like Definition of vasoconstriction on Facebook
noun 
  1. constriction of a blood vessel
     
vertiginous Tweet Definition of vertiginous Like Definition of vertiginous on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Having an aspect of great depth, drawing the eye to look downwards.
  2. Inducing a feeling of giddy, giddiness, vertigo, dizziness or of whirling.
     
vicarious Tweet Definition of vicarious Like Definition of vicarious on Facebook
adjective 
  1. experience, Experienced or gained by the loss or to the consequence of another, such as through watching or reading.
People experience pleasures through watching the news.
  1. Done on behalf of others
The concept of atonement, that one person can atone for the sins of another, is found in many religions.
     
vision Tweet Definition of vision Like Definition of vision on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
  2. (countable) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision
  1. (countable) An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.
  1. (countable) A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
  1. (countable) A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To imagine something as if it were to be true.
     
visual Tweet Definition of visual Like Definition of visual on Facebook
noun 
  1. An image; a picture; a graphic.
adjective 
  1. related to or affecting the vision
     
voluntary Tweet Definition of voluntary Like Definition of voluntary on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Done, given, or acting of one's own free will.
  2. Working or done without payment.
     

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