Meaning of “vertigo” in the English Dictionary

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"vertigo" in British English

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vertigonoun [ U ]

uk /ˈvɜː.tɪ.ɡəʊ/ us /ˈvɝː.t̬ə.ɡoʊ/

a feeling of spinning around and being unable to balance, often caused by looking down from a height:

She can't stand heights and has always suffered from vertigo.

(Definition of “vertigo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vertigo" in American English

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vertigonoun [ U ]

us /ˈvɜr·t̬ɪˌɡoʊ/ medical

a feeling that everything is spinning around, causing you to be unable to balance and therefore to fall

(Definition of “vertigo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)