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Definition of "whirlpool" []

  • A rapidly rotating current of water; a vortex. (noun)
  • Turmoil; whirl. (noun)
  • A magnetic, impelling force into which one may be pulled. (noun)
  • A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whirlpool" in a sentence
  • "A home whirlpool is a simple luxury that people can enjoy."
  • "It might be a good idea as an option in whirlpool bathtubs if it comes together with the system …"
  • "She added that the only time she calls the whirlpool the Old Whirly is when she happens to be inside it."