firestorm


fire·storm

noun \-ˌstrm\

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

: a large amount of anger and criticism

Full Definition of FIRESTORM

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

Examples of FIRESTORM

  1. The bombing left the city engulfed in a firestorm.
  2. His proposal set off a political firestorm.
  3. a firestorm of public protest

First Known Use of FIRESTORM

1945

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