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"firestorm" in British English

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firestormnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪə.stɔːm/  us   /ˈfaɪr.stɔːrm/
a very ​largefire that is ​impossible to ​control, sometimes ​caused by ​heavybombing from ​aircraft
(Definition of firestorm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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firestormnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑɪər·stɔrm/
a ​sudden, and sometimes ​violentreaction: The senator's ​remarks caused a firestorm of ​protest.
(Definition of firestorm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firestorm”
in Chinese (Simplified) (有时指因飞机爆炸等引起的)风暴性大火…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有時指因飛機爆炸等引起的)風暴性大火…
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