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A storm with high winds or violent gusts but little or no rain.
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(Physical Geography) a storm consisting of violent winds
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a storm with heavy wind but little or no precipitation.
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|Noun||1.||windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds|
cyclone - a violent rotating windstorm
dust storm, duster, sandstorm, sirocco - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
tempest - (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island"
whirlwind - a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
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