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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides); a violently confused or dangerously agitated state of mind, emotion, affairs, etc.

Usage examples (38)
  • Vessels of all kinds drifted aimlessly about, wrecking each other, and covering the boiling maelstrom of the harbor with their debris.
  • The Obamas are about to get drawn into this maelstrom as well.
  • What would it be like to view that maelstrom from a nearby system?
  • My other chip from the maelstrom was a lad half grown. for more
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