Vicarious is an Adjective
i) The feeling or experience of actually taking part in something without really doing so, substituted, delegated
ii) It also means deeply empathizing with and feeling someone else's sufferings.
iii) In the context of Physiology : When an organ performs part of the functions of another organ under extraordinary conditions.
Noun : Vicariousness
Adverb : Vicariously
1. Watching too many emotional dramas can induce vicarious stress in women.
2. I get a vicarious thrill whenever I read a book written by Ayn Rand.
3. The act of vicarious suffering is considered sacred by certain religions.