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VICARIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vicarious mean? 

VICARIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VICARIOUS has 3 senses:

1. experienced at secondhand
2. occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
3. suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another

  Familiarity information: VICARIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VICARIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1vicarious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Experienced at secondhand

Context example:

read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement

Similar:

secondary (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate)


Sense 2vicarious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function

Context example:

vicarious menstruation

Similar:

abnormal (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


Sense 3vicarious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another

Context example:

vicarious atonement

Similar:

exchangeable (suitable to be exchanged)


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