variants also vortexes
plural of vortex
as in whirlpools
water moving rapidly in a circle with a hollow in the center a boat sucked down into the vortex

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“Vortices.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vortices. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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