vortex Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “vortex” in the English Dictionary

"vortex" in British English

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uk   /ˈvɔː.teks/  us   /ˈvɔːr.t̬eks/ (plural vortexes or vortices uk   /-tɪ.siːz/  us   /-t̬ə-/ )
[C] specialized environment a ​mass of ​air or ​water that spins around very ​fast and ​pullsobjects into ​itsemptycentre [C usually singular] literary a ​dangerous or ​badsituation in which you ​become more and more ​involved and from which you cannot ​escape: I was sucked into a vortex ofdespair.
(Definition of vortex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vortexnoun [C]

 us   /ˈvɔr·teks/ (plural vortices  /ˈvɔr·t̬ɪˌsiz/ )
earth science a ​mass of ​air or ​water that ​spins around very ​fast and ​pullsobjects into ​itsemptycenter
(Definition of vortex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vortex”
in Chinese (Simplified) 旋涡, 涡流, (困境的)旋涡…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漩渦, 渦流, (困境的)漩渦…
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