vi·car·i·ous (v-kâr-s, -kr-, v-)
1. Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another: read about mountain climbing and experienced vicarious thrills.
2. Endured or done by one person substituting for another: vicarious punishment.
a. Acting or serving in place of someone or something else; substituted.
b. Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
4. Physiology Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.
[From Latin vicrius; see vicar.]
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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. vicarious - experienced at secondhand; "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
secondary - of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2. vicarious - occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; "vicarious menstruation"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
abnormal - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
3. vicarious - suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; "vicarious atonement"
exchangeable - suitable to be exchanged
No, It has nothing (???) to do with Garzo or ozrag if you will.
I sort of live vicariously thru' my friends strange lives.
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