vortically, adv.
/vawr"ti keuhl/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to a vortex.
2. suggesting or resembling a vortex.
3. moving in a vortex.
[1645-55; < L vortic- (s. of vortex VORTEX) + -AL1]

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