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whirl•pool



Pronunciation: (hwûrl'pOOl", wûrl'-), [key]
n.
1. water in swift, circular motion, as that produced by the meeting of opposing currents, often causing a downward spiraling action.
2. See whirlpool bath.
3. Heraldry.gurge (def. 2).

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