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vicarious

vi·car·i·ous

vicarious

 
 
pronunciation:
vih kerI i s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: experienced through imagined participation in someone else's actions, sufferings, or the like.
Listening to his friend's adventures gave him vicarious pleasure.
definition 2: done, felt, endured, or the like in place of another person.
definition 3: acting in place of another.
definition 4: occurring in or performed by an organ or part of the body in place of the normal one.
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derivations: vicariously (adv.), vicariousness (n.)
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