noun/nombre (plural -texes or , -tices /-tɪsiːz/)
- 1.1 (of whirlpool, whirlwind) vórtice (masculine)More example sentences1.2 (of events) [formal] torbellino (masculine)
- 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.
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