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hurricane

noun [C] uk   /ˈhʌr.ɪ.kən/ /-keɪn/ us    /ˈhɝː-/
a violent wind that has a circular movement, especially in the West Atlantic Ocean: The state of Florida was hit by a hurricane that did serious damage. Hurricane force (= very strong) winds are expected tonight.
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