Definition of Whirlpool

1. Noun. A powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides).

Exact synonyms: Maelstrom, Vortex
Generic synonyms: Current, Stream
Specialized synonyms: Charybdis



2. Verb. Flow in a circular current, of liquids.
Exact synonyms: Eddy, Purl, Swirl, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow, Run
Derivative terms: Eddy, Swirl, Whirl

Definition of Whirlpool

1. n. 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.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Whirlpool

1. Noun. a swirling body of water. ¹

2. Noun. turmoil, or agitated excitement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whirlpool

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Medical Definition of Whirlpool

1. 1. 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. 2. 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 "balaenae," take up in length as much as four . . . Arpents of land." (Holland) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Whirlpool

whirlicotes
whirlier
whirlies
whirliest
whirligig
whirligig beetle
whirligig beetles
whirligigs
whirlin
whirling
whirling dervish
whirlingly
whirlings
whirlpit
whirlpits
whirlpool (current term)
whirlpooling
whirlpools
whirls
whirlwig
whirlwigs
whirlwind
whirlwinds
whirly
whirlybird
whirlybirds
whirlygig
whirlygigs
whirr
whirred

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