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vortex

Pronunciation: /ˈvɔːrteks; ˈvɔːteks/

Translation of vortex in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -texes or , -tices /-tɪsiːz/)

  • 1.1 (of whirlpool, whirlwind) vórtice (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • As this material approaches the black hole, it swirls in a vortex, like water swirling down a drain.
    • The magnetic fields of these vortices cause them to repel one another just as like-oriented magnets do.
    • The denser sand on top sinks while light sand on the bottom rises, creating swirling vortices akin to the convection rolls that are common in gases heated from below.
    1.2 (of events) [formal] torbellino (masculine)

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