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WHIRLPOOL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whirlpool mean? 

WHIRLPOOL (noun)
  The noun WHIRLPOOL has 1 sense:

1. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

  Familiarity information: WHIRLPOOL used as a noun is very rare.


WHIRLPOOL (verb)
  The verb WHIRLPOOL has 1 sense:

1. flow in a circular current, of liquids

  Familiarity information: WHIRLPOOL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHIRLPOOL (noun)


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Meaning:

A powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

maelstrom; whirlpool; vortex

Hypernyms ("whirlpool" is a kind of...):

current; stream (a steady flow (usually from natural causes))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "whirlpool"):

Charybdis ((Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla)


WHIRLPOOL (verb)


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Meaning:

Flow in a circular current, of liquids

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

eddy; purl; whirlpool; swirl; whirl

Hypernyms (to "whirlpool" is one way to...):

course; feed; flow; run (move along, of liquids)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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