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noun as in spinning water

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Electrons are difficult to observe, but physicists thought that rotating a Bose-Einstein condensate in a whirlpool could make atoms behave the same way.

Tides are global forces, but they also feature local and regional improvisations—eddies, whirlpools, vortices, maelstroms—their cosmic regularity perturbed by wind and weather conditions, as well as by local topography.

The front plunged through the far side of the whirlpool, and Johnson was submerged up to his neck.

In a whirlpool tub, the pump sends the debris into the tub itself.

To minimize this problem, Jacuzzi, the brand that came out with the first whirlpool tub, in 1968, now has a feature called Auto-Dri, which blows remaining air out of the system after the tub drains.

The shock plunges you into a whirlpool of fear, denial and feverish action.

The new wrinkle is that the river of time may whirlpool and even fork.

The wild frontier life had drawn him in and under, as in a whirlpool; but he was New Englander yet at heart.

The money was sucked into the whirlpool; there was a speedy cry for more; and more was got and sacrificed.

Thereafter we were buffeted like chips in the swirling maw of a whirlpool; we fought our way rod by rod.

He had now come to the verge of the whirlpool of destruction, and, in a frenzied moment, he threw himself into the awful vortex!

He begins to edge in, and starts grinding his camera frantically as he is lifted into the whirlpool of humanity.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whirlpool, such as: eddy, maelstrom, vortex, stir, undercurrent, and undertow.

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