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hurricanenoun [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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in Arabic إعْصار…
in Korean 허리케인…
in Malaysian hurikan…
in French ouragan…
in Turkish kasırga, hortum, bora…
in Italian uragano…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指西大西洋的)颶風…
in Russian ураган…
in Polish huragan…
in Vietnamese bão…
in Spanish huracán…
in Portuguese furacão…
in Thai พายุเฮอริเคน…
in German der Hurrikan…
in Catalan huracà…
in Japanese ハリケーン…
in Indonesian topan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指西大西洋的)飓风…
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