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noun as in destructive wind

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Very warm ocean waters, such as in the Atlantic Ocean this year, foster tropical cyclone formation.

That’s because the intense winds of cyclones feed on moisture and heat picked up from the warm waters, and warmer air can also hold more moisture.

In its annual report, India’s central bank stated that the country is witnessing more intense droughts, downward shifts in average rainfall as well as a higher frequency of cyclones.

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The strength of a tropical cyclone is defined by its wind speeds.

Even worse, rain can fall in extreme amounts, especially during hurricanes and cyclones.

Tropical cyclone Oswald has produced a blanketing of sea foam in parts of Queensland, Australia.

The courtroom itself is surrounded by high cyclone fences, braided with coiled razor wire, and watched by heavily armed guards.

On Ren, the guard, he descended like a young cyclone, with warnings for mademoiselle's safety and comfort.

What a cyclone there is going to be to-morrow when this piece of paper gets to work!

It is only a cyclone that seems to be able to overthrow a sound tree, and then it more commonly breaks its trunk than uproots it.

"Hope we're not in for a cyclone," says one of the men, appearing out of the smoking-room with a pipe in his mouth.

When Molly arrived the next morning, she flew into the house like a small and well-wrapped-up cyclone.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cyclone, such as: monsoon, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, typhoon, hurricane, and gale.

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