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Meaning of MAELSTROM

Pronunciation:  'meylstrum

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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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