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whirlpool

whirl·pool

whirlpool

 
pronunciation:
wuhrl pul
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water turning rapidly about a center and exerting a downward pull; vortex.
definition 2: something with the force or disturbing effect of a whirlpool.
They were drawn into a whirlpool of conflict.
similar words:
maelstrom
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