Maelstrom

Mael"strom

(?), n. [Norw., a whirlpool.] 1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway. Hence: any large or powerful whirlpool.
Syn. -- whirlpool, vortex.
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2. Also (Fig.) An uncontrollable agitated or confusedly disordered state or situation; as, a maelstrom of vice.
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