|part of speech:
||a whirling mass of fluid, air, or the like, such as a whirlpool, that generates a vacuum in the center toward which things are drawn.
Debris swirled in the vortex of the tornado.
||any situation that resembles a whirlpool in its violent or chaotic activity, capacity to attract and engulf, or the like.
- similar words:
||vortical (adj.), vortically (adv.)