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vicarious meaning and definition

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VICARIOUS adjective

Definition of vicarious (adjective)

  1. experienced at secondhand
    • "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
  2. occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
    • "vicarious menstruation"
  3. suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another
    • "vicarious atonement"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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