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tornado

noun

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a violent and destructive storm in which powerful winds move around a central point
  • A siren alerted the town that they were in the path of a tornado.
  • a tornado warning

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The first known use of tornado was in 1556

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“Tornado.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tornado. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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