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Maelstrom Definition

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[n] a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)

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vortex, whirlpool

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Charybdis, current, stream

Misc. Definitions

\Mael"strom\, n. [Norw., a whirlpool.]
1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.
2. Also Fig.; as, a maelstrom of vice.

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