n (usu sing 通常作单数)
1 great whirlpool 大漩涡.
2 (fig 比喻) state of violent confusion 大动乱
*the maelstrom of war 大战乱
* She was drawn into a maelstrom of revolutionary events. 她被卷入革命事件的洪流中.
, from malen 'to break into powder'
+ strom 'stream'
a confusing situation full of events or strong emotions that is difficult to understand or deal with
= whirlpoolmaelstrom of a maelstrom of conflicting emotions
dust or water that moves very quickly in circles A spinning maelstrom of rain swept around the mountain.
a violent storm