whirlpool

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noun whirl·pool \ˈhwər(-ə)l-ˌpül, ˈwər(-ə)l-\

Definition of whirlpool

  1. 1 a :  a confused tumult and bustle :  whirl b :  a magnetic or impelling force by which something may be engulfed <refusing to be drawn into this whirlpool of intrigue — A. D. White>

  2. 2 a :  water moving rapidly in a circle so as to produce a depression in the center into which floating objects may be drawn :  eddy, vortex b :  whirlpool bath

Examples of whirlpool in a sentence

  1. The swimmer was caught in a whirlpool and nearly drowned.

  2. <in The Odyssey, Ulysses is trapped between the six-headed monster Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly whirlpool that threatens to suck in his ship>

1529

First Known Use of whirlpool

1529


WHIRLPOOL Defined for English Language Learners

whirlpool

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noun whirl·pool \ˈhwər(-ə)l-ˌpül, ˈwər(-ə)l-\

Definition of whirlpool for English Language Learners

  • : an area of water in a river, stream, etc., that moves very fast in a circle


WHIRLPOOL Defined for Kids

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noun whirl·pool \ˈhwərl-ˌpül, ˈwərl-\

Definition of whirlpool for Students

  1. :  a rapid swirl of water with a low place in the center into which floating objects are drawn


Medical Dictionary

whirlpool

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noun whirl·pool \ˈhwər(-ə)l-ˌpül, ˈwər(-ə)l-\

Medical Definition of whirlpool



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