whirlpool

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier whirlpoole, whirlpole, equivalent to whirl +‎ pool. Compare whirlpit.

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Noun[edit]

whirlpool ‎(plural whirlpools)

  1. A swirling body of water.
    A whirlpool is an instance of a vortex produced by ocean tides, or by a hole underneath where the water would drain out, such as in a bathtub.
  2. A hot tub, jacuzzi.
  3. Turmoil, or agitated excitement.

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Verb[edit]

whirlpool ‎(third-person singular simple present whirlpools, present participle whirlpooling, simple past and past participle whirlpooled)

  1. To spin like the water in a whirlpool.