HyperDic: vortex

English > 2 senses of the word vortex:
NOUNshapevortex, whirl, swirl, convolutionthe shape of something rotating rapidly
eventvortex, whirlpool, maelstroma powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
vortex > pronunciation
Soundsvao'rtehks
RhymesAix ... x / X: 35 rhymes with ehks...
English > vortex: 2 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningThe shape of something rotating rapidly.
Synonymswhirl, swirl, convolution
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishconvolución, remolino, voluta, vórtice
Catalanremolí
English > vortex: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides).
Synonymswhirlpool, maelstrom
NarrowerCharybdis(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla
Broadercurrent, streamA steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
Spanishremolino, torbellino, vorágine, vórtice
Catalanmaelstrom, re- molí, remolí, vòrtex, xuclador

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