vortex

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USAGE NOTE
The plural of “vortex” is “vortexes” or “vortices.”
vortex(
vor
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tehks
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (spiral)
a. el vórtice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When Alberto opened the broom closet, he was sucked into a vortex that transported him to another galaxy.Cuando Alberto abrió el armario de limpieza, se lo tragó un vórtice que lo transportó a otra galaxia.
b. el torbellino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A vortex formed in the water that nearly drew the boat in.Se formó un torbellino en el agua que por poco arrastra el barco.
c. el remolino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A vortex keeps the particles inside the chamber completely suspended.Un remolino mantiene perfectamente suspendidas las partículas dentro de la cámara.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(burst of activity or emotions)
a. el torbellino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The downtown was a vortex the day of the festival.El centro era un completo torbellino el día del festival.
b. el remolino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Between moving into a new apartment, starting a new job, and my mother being sick, this week has been a vortex.Entre mudarme a un apartamento nuevo, empezar un nuevo trabajo y que mi madre está enferma, esta semana ha sido un remolino.
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vortex
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el torbellino m, remolino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a. la vorágine
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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vortex [ˈvɔːteks]
noun
vortexes vortices [ˈvɔːtɪsiːz]
1 vórtice (m); torbellino (m)
2 [of activity] torbellino; remolino (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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