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whirl·pool / ˈ(h)wərlˌpoōl/ • n. a rapidly rotating mass of water in a river or sea into which objects may be drawn, typically caused by the meeting of conflicting currents. ∎ fig. a turbulent situation from which it is hard to escape: he was drawing her down into an emotional whirlpool. ∎  (also whirl·pool bath) a heated pool in which hot, typically aerated water is continuously circulated.

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whirlpool Circular motion of a fluid. Whirlpools in rivers occur in regions where waterfalls or sharp breaks in topographic continuity make steady flow impossible. See also vortex

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whirlpool XV. f. WHIRL + POOL.