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English noun: firestorm

1. firestorm (phenomenon) a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area

Broader (hypernym)storm, violent storm

2. firestorm (communication) an outburst of controversy

SamplesThe incident triggered a political firestorm.

Broader (hypernym)arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt

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