Definition of dust devil in English:

dust devil

Syllabification: dust dev·il


  • A small whirlwind or air vortex over land, visible as a column of dust and debris.
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    • Since the electrified particles are in motion, and a magnetic field is just the result of moving electric charges, the dust devil generates a magnetic field also.
    • There was a large sighted dust devil and a barn in Maine damaged by a dust devil.
    • A furious gust of wind swirled around them and a dust devil appeared before them.

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