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Meaning of whirlpool

whirl•pool

Pronunciation: (hwûrl'pl", wûrl'-), [key]
— n.
  1. water in swift, circular motion, as that produced by the meeting of opposing currents, often causing a downward spiraling action.
  2. See
  3. gurge (def. 2).
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