Firestorm definition

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An intense fire over a large area, as one initiated by an atomic explosion, that is sustained and spread by inrushing winds created by a strong draft of rising hot air.
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A fire of great size and intensity that generates and is fed by strong inrushing winds from all sides.

The firestorm that leveled Hiroshima after the atomic blast.

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An intense or violent response.
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A strong, often violent, outburst, disturbance, or upheaval.
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A fire whose intensity is greatly increased by inrushing winds.
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An intense or violent response.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of firestorm - fire-storm

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
firestorm
Plural:
firestorms

Origin of firestorm