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vortex meaning and definition

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Definition of vortex (noun)

  1. the shape of something rotating rapidly
  2. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
  3. a dangerous or bad situation in which you become more and more involved and from which you cannot escape
    • "I was sucked into a vortex of despair"
  4. a mass of air or water that spins around very fast and pulls objects into its empty centre
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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