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Whirlpool vs. Maelstrom

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Whirlpoolnoun

A swirling body of water.

β€˜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.’;

Maelstromnoun

A large and violent whirlpool.

Whirlpoolnoun

A hot tub, jacuzzi.

Maelstromnoun

(figuratively) A chaotic or turbulent situation.

Whirlpoolnoun

Turmoil, or agitated excitement.

Maelstromnoun

A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.

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Whirlpoolverb

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

Maelstromnoun

An uncontrollable agitated or confusedly disordered state or situation; as, a maelstrom of vice.

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.

Maelstromnoun

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

Whirlpoolnoun

A sea monster of the whale kind.

β€˜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.’;

Whirlpoolnoun

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

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Whirlpoolverb

flow in a circular current, of liquids

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.

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