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Eddy vs. Whirlpool

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Eddynoun

A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current.

Whirlpoolnoun

A swirling body of water.

‘A whirlpool is an instance of a vortex produced by ocean tides, or by a hole underneath where the water would drain out, such as in a bathtub.’;

Eddynoun

A circular current; a whirlpool.

Whirlpoolnoun

A hot tub, jacuzzi.

Eddyverb

(intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.

Whirlpoolnoun

Turmoil, or agitated excitement.

Eddynoun

A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.

Whirlpoolverb

(intransitive) To spin or swirl like the water in a whirlpool.

Eddynoun

A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.

‘And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.’; ‘Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.’;

Whirlpoolnoun

An eddy or vortex of water; a place in a body of water where the water moves round in a circle so as to produce a depression or cavity in the center, into which floating objects may be drawn; any body of water having a more or less circular motion caused by its flowing in an irregular channel, by the coming together of opposing currents, or the like.

Eddyverb

To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle.

‘Eddying round and round they sink.’;

Whirlpoolnoun

A sea monster of the whale kind.

‘The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest fishes that are; among which the whales and whirlpools, called "balænæ," take up in length as much as four . . . arpents of land.’;

Eddyverb

To collect as into an eddy.

‘The circling mountains eddy inFrom the bare wild the dissipated storm.’;

Whirlpoolnoun

a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)

Eddynoun

founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)

Whirlpoolverb

flow in a circular current, of liquids

Eddynoun

a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

Whirlpool

A whirlpool is a body of rotating water produced by opposing currents or a current running into an obstacle. Small whirlpools form when a bath or a sink is draining.

Eddyverb

flow in a circular current, of liquids

Eddynoun

a circular movement of water causing a small whirlpool

‘eddies of controversy swirled around his theories’; ‘the current was forming foam-lipped eddies along the bank’;

Eddynoun

a circular movement of wind, fog, or smoke

‘an eddy of chill air swirled into the carriage’;

Eddyverb

(of water, air, or smoke) move in a circular way

‘the mists from the river eddied round the banks’;

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