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firestorm

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noun fire·storm \-ˌstȯrm\

Simple Definition of firestorm

  • : a very large fire that destroys everything in its path and produces powerful winds

  • : a large amount of anger and criticism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of firestorm

  1. 1 :  a large usually stationary fire characterized by very high temperatures in which the central column of rising heated air induces strong inward winds which supply oxygen to the fire

  2. 2 a :  a sudden or violent outburst <a firestorm of public protest> b :  a raging controversy <a political firestorm>

Examples of firestorm in a sentence

  1. The bombing left the city engulfed in a firestorm.

  2. His proposal set off a political firestorm.

  3. a firestorm of public protest



1945

First Known Use of firestorm

1945


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