›( alsospiral up/upward(s))if costs, prices, etc. spiral, they increase quickly: Costs spiral, and the patient is subjected to tests they don't need.Inflation began to spiral upward.spiral (from sth) to sthThe country's foreigndebt spiralled from $840 million to $2.6 billion.
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,