spiral - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈspaɪrəl/
singularspiral
pluralspirals
  1. 1
    a shape that looks like a set of circles inside each other, made by one line curving inside itself
    1. a.
      a shape made by something that curves around a central line or post and along its length
  2. 2
    a situation that gets worse and worse

    the endless spiral of violence and hatred

    upward/downward spiral:

    a downward economic spiral

derived words

spiral

 

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adjective

spirally

adverb