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maelstrom

mael·strom

maelstrom

 
pronunciation:
meIl strm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an exceptionally turbulent or powerful whirlpool.
similar words:
chute, eddy, riptide, turbulence, vortex, whirlpool
definition 2: any turbulent or overpowering situation.
Thousands had lost family members in the maelstrom of the war.
synonyms:
turbulence, turmoil, vortex, whirlpool
similar words:
chaos, commotion, unrest, whirl, whirlwind