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whirlpoolnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜːl.puːl/  us   /ˈwɝːl.puːl/
a small area of the sea or other water in which there is a powerful, circular current of water that can pull objects down into its centre
(Definition of whirlpool from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whirlpoolnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhwɜrlˌpul, ˈwɜrl-/
  • whirlpool noun [C] (CIRCULAR CURRENT)

water that moves in a powerful, circular current, sucking into its center anything that floats near it
  • whirlpool noun [C] (POOL WITH CURRENTS)

an artificial pool with currents of water flowing through it: Some health clubs have whirlpools and steam rooms.
(Definition of whirlpool from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whirlpool”
in Chinese (Simplified) 漩涡…
in Turkish girdap, anafor, burgaç…
in Russian водоворот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漩渦…
in Polish wir…
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