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Adjective: vicarious  vI'keh-ree-us
  1. Experienced at secondhand
    "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
  2. (medicine) 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"

See also: abnormal, exchangeable, secondary, unnatural

Encyclopedia: Vicarious