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whirlpool (n.)

1520s, from whirl (v.) + pool (n.1). Old English had hwyrfepol and wirfelmere.

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Definitions of whirlpool
1
whirlpool (v.)
flow in a circular current, of liquids;
Synonyms: eddy / purl / swirl / whirl
2
whirlpool (n.)
a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides);
Synonyms: vortex / maelstrom
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