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Meaning of MAELSTROM

Pronunciation:  'meylstrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)
 

MAELSTROM is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: vortex, whirlpool
 
 See Also: Charybdis, current, stream

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mael"strom\, n. [Norw., a whirlpool.]
1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.

2. Also Fig.; as, a maelstrom of vice.

 
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