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whirl·pool

 (wûrl′po͞ol′, hwûrl′-)
n.
1. A rapidly rotating current of water; a vortex.
2. Something, such as a situation, that is confusing or tumultuous and is easy to be drawn into or difficult to get out of: was sucked into a whirlpool of despair.
3. A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes.

whirlpool

(ˈwɜːlˌpuːl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a powerful circular current or vortex of water, usually produced by conflicting tidal currents or by eddying at the foot of a waterfall
2. something resembling a whirlpool in motion or the power to attract into its vortex
3. (Furniture) short for whirlpool bath

whirl•pool

(ˈʰwɜrlˌpul, ˈwɜrl-)

n.
1. water in swift circular motion, as that produced by the meeting of opposing currents, often causing a downward spiraling action.
[1520–30]

whirl·pool

(wûrl′po͞ol′)
A rapidly rotating current of water or other liquid, such as one produced by the meeting of two tides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whirlpool - a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)whirlpool - a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
Charybdis - (Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla
Verb1.whirlpool - flow in a circular current, of liquids
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

whirlpool

noun vortex, eddy, maelstrom, Charybdis (literary) The upturned boat was swept towards a yawning whirlpool.

whirlpool

noun
Agitated, excited movement and activity:
Translations
دُوّامَه، دُرْدور مائي
vír
strømhvirvel
pyörre
hringiîa, svelgur
vertex
vrtinec
anaforgirdap

whirlpool

[ˈwɜːlpuːl] N
1. (lit) → remolino m (fig) → vorágine f
2. (also whirlpool bath) (= tub) → bañera f de hidromasaje; (= pool) → piscina f de hidromasaje

whirlpool

hwɜːrlpuːl] ntourbillon m

whirlpool

n
(in water) → Strudel m; (fig: = turbulence also) → Durcheinander nt
(pool with water jets) → Whirlpool m

whirlpool

[ˈwɜːlˌpuːl] nmulinello, vortice m

whirl

(wəːl) verb
to move rapidly (round, away etc). She whirled round when I called her name; The wind whirled my hat away before I could grab it.
noun
1. an excited confusion. a whirl of activity; My head's in a whirl – I can't believe it's all happening!
2. a rapid turn.
ˈwhirlpool noun
a circular current in a river or sea, caused by opposing tides, winds or currents.
ˈwhirlwind noun
a violent circular current of wind with a whirling motion.

whirlpool

n bañera de hidromasaje, tina de hidromasaje (esp. Mex)
References in classic literature ?
A large fig tree in full leaf {101} grows upon it], and under it lies the sucking whirlpool of Charybdis.
It was the WHITE MOUSE that was offering him forty dollars, and the story was "The Whirlpool," another of his early horror stories.
We knew that at the tide the pent-up waters between the islands of Ferroe and Loffoden rush with irresistible violence, forming a whirlpool from which no vessel ever escapes.
He felt that sooner or later he would have to re-enter that whirlpool of life, with its embarrassments and affairs to be straightened out, its accounts with stewards, quarrels, and intrigues, its ties, society, and with Sonya's love and his promise to her.
To his mind she lent a tone to the vulgar whirlpool of gorging humanity, as if she had been some goddess mixing in a Homeric battle.
At this instant, in the midst of the silver circle illumined by the light of the moon the same whirlpool which had been made by the sinking men was again obvious, and first were seen, rising above the waves, a wisp of hair, then a pale face with open eyes, yet, nevertheless, the eyes of death; then a body, which, after rising of itself even to the waist above the sea, turned gently on its back, according to the caprice of the waves, and floated.
Sancroft, living in that central deep of the fashionable whirlpool known among mortals as Berkeley Square.
How they ever grew up alive in that whirlpool of boys was a mystery to their grandma and aunts, but they flourished like dandelions in spring, and their rough nurses loved and served them well.
I no longer love to madness, Raoul, I am being engulfed by a whirlpool of jealousy.
They stood in a whirlpool of wind; papers began flying round in circles, the door crashed to, and they tumbled, laughing, into chairs.
As a whirlpool of boiling waters has a centre point, so, all this raging circled round Defarge's wine-shop, and every human drop in the caldron had a tendency to be sucked towards the vortex where Defarge himself, already begrimed with gunpowder and sweat, issued orders, issued arms, thrust this man back, dragged this man forward, disarmed one to arm another, laboured and strove in the thickest of the uproar.
Where the edge of the current struck the slough-water was a series of eddies or small whirlpools.