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whirlpool

noun
     
Related topics: Nature, Water
whirl‧pool [countable]
1TTWDN a powerful current of water that spins around and can pull things down into it
2 also whirlpool bath a large bathtub that makes hot water move in strong currents around your body
3

a whirlpool of emotion/activity etc

a very busy situation or a strong emotion, from which it is difficult to escape:
people who are caught in a whirlpool of grief

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