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firestorm definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area
2: an outburst of controversy; "the incident triggered a political firestorm"

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1945 1. a large usually stationary fire characterized by very high temperatures in which the central column of rising heated air induces strong inward winds which supply oxygen to the fire 2. a. a sudden or violent outburst <a firestorm of public protest> b. a raging controversy <a political firestorm>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also fire storm(firestorms) 1. A firestorm is a fire that is burning uncontrollably, usually in a place that has been bombed. N-COUNT 2. If you say that there is a firestorm of protest or criticism, you are emphasizing that there is a great deal of very fierce protest or criticism. (AM) The speech has resulted in a firestorm of controversy. N-COUNT: usu with supp [emphasis]



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