whirlpool - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈwɜː(r)lˌpuːl/
singularwhirlpool
pluralwhirlpools
  1. 1
    a strong movement in a river or stream that makes the water move round and pulls things under
  2. 2
    a situation in which you lose control of what is happening, usually in an unpleasant way

    a whirlpool of conflicting emotions

  3. 3

    whirlpool

    or

    whirlpool bath

    a bath in which the water is moved around by a small motor, to relax you