A whirling mass of water forming a vacuum at its center, into which anything caught in the motion is drawn; whirlpool.
A whirl or powerful eddy of air; whirlwind.
Any activity, situation, or state of affairs that resembles a whirl or eddy in its rush, absorbing effect, catastrophic power, etc.
A whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center.
A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it, and hence being inescapable or destructive.
A vortex of political infighting; a vortex of despair.
The definition of a vortex is a whirl of water or air, or the center of something that draws the outside in.
An example of a vortex is a whirlpool.
A circular, spiral, or helical motion in a fluid (such as a gas) or the fluid in such a motion. A vortex often forms around areas of low pressure and attracts the fluid (and the objects moving within it) toward its center. Tornados are examples of vortexes; vortexes that form around flying objects are a source of turbulence and drag.
(figuratively) Anything which inevitably draws surrounding things into its current.
Origin of vortex
Latin vortex vortic- variant of vertex from vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots