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Another word for vortex

      1. A curve on a plane that winds around a fixed center point at a continuously increasing or decreasing distance from the point.
      2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
      3. Something having the form of such a curve:
      1. A tornado or less violent whirlwind occurring over water, consisting of a funnel-shaped whirling column of air and water droplets.
      2. A hole or pipe from which water is discharged.
      1. A rapidly rotating, generally vertical column of air, such as a tornado, dust devil, or waterspout.
      2. A tumultuous, confused rush.
      3. A destructive force or thing.
      1. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
      2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
      3. To move in or as if in an eddy or eddies:
      1. A rapidly rotating current of water; a vortex.
      2. Something, such as a situation, that is confusing or tumultuous and is easy to be drawn into or difficult to get out of:
      3. A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes.