maelstrom definition

  • noun:
    • A violent or turbulent scenario: caught in the maelstrom of war.
    • A whirlpool of extraordinary size or assault.
    • A large and violent whirlpool.
    • Any violent or turbulent situation.
    • A celebrated whirlpool regarding coast of Norway.
    • An uncontrollable agitated or confusedly disordered condition or scenario.
    • A celebrated whirlpool or violent existing within the Arctic ocean, near the western coastline of Norway, between the islands Moskenäsö and Mosken, formerly designed to suck in and destroy precisely what approached it anytime, nevertheless now known not to ever be dangerous except under particular conditions.
    • ergo Any resistless action; any impact or passion making sufferers of most whom come within its energy: as, the maelstrom of fashion or of speculation; the maelstrom of dissipation or of criminal activity.
    • a robust circular existing of water (usually caused by contradictory tides)

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