Synonyms of 'whirlpool'
An eddy is a movement in water or in the air which goes round and round instead of flowing in one continuous direction.
the swirling eddies of the fast-flowing river
a maelstrom of surf and confused seas
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Thesaurus for whirlpool from the Collins English Thesaurus
A whirlpool is a small area in a river or the sea where the water is moving quickly round and round, so that objects floating near it are pulled into its centre.