Meaning of “firestorm” in the English Dictionary

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"firestorm" in British English

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firestormnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪə.stɔːm/ us /ˈfaɪr.stɔːrm/

a very large fire that is impossible to control, sometimes caused by heavy bombing from aircraft

(Definition of “firestorm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firestorm" in American English

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firestormnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪər·stɔrm/

a sudden, and sometimes violent reaction:

The senator's remarks caused a firestorm of protest.

(Definition of “firestorm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)