Synonyms of whirlpool
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eddyAn 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
vortexA vortex is a mass of wind or water that spins round so fast that it pulls objects down into its empty centre.
• a vortex of encircling winds
Thesaurus for whirlpool from the Collins English Thesaurus
a powerful circular current or vortex of water, usually produced by conflicting tidal currents or by eddying at the foot of a waterfall