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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Rotating or whirling fluid sucked spirally toward the center. Also: A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Usage examples (38)
  • The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
  • "It took us about two years to build this, what we call a vortex lab, and it is just starting to do some research," he said.
  • By morning she had slipped back into what she called the vortex, in which she “wrote like a thinking machine in full operation.”
  • Backyard designed by Thom Faulders looks like a vortex from the world of Tron. for more
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