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 in a sentence
The bombing left the city engulfed in a firestorm.
His proposal set off a political firestorm.
a firestorm of public protest
First Known Use of firestorm
FIRESTORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of firestorm for English Language Learners
: a very large fire that destroys everything in its path and produces powerful winds
: a large amount of anger and criticism
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