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Definition of whirlpool noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a place in a river or the ocean where currents of water spin around very fast synonym eddy (figurative) She felt she was being dragged into a whirlpool of emotion.
  2. 2a special bathtub or swimming pool for relaxing in, in which the water moves in circles see also Jacuzzi™
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