Definition of whirlpool noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːlpuːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrlpuːl//
    Rivers and lakes, Coastlines and the sea, Swimming
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  1. 1a place in a river or the sea where currents of water spin round very fast synonym eddy (figurative) She felt she was being dragged into a whirlpool of emotion. See related entries: Rivers and lakes, Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2(also whirlpool bath) a special bath/ bathtub or swimming pool for relaxing in, in which the water moves in circles see also Jacuzzi™ See related entries: Swimming
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