Definition of Firestorm

1. Noun. A storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area.

Generic synonyms: Storm, Violent Storm



2. Noun. An outburst of controversy. "The incident triggered a political firestorm"

Definition of Firestorm

1. Noun. A fire whose intensity is greatly increased by inrushing winds. ¹

2. Noun. An intense or violent response. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firestorm

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firestorm

fireships
fireside
fireside chat
fireside chats
firesides
firest
firestarter
firestarters
firestick
firestick farming
firesticks
firestone
firestones
firestop
firestops
firestorm (current term)
firestorms
firestriker
firestrikers
firesuit
firesuits
firetail
firetails
fireth
firethorn
firethorns
firetrap
firetraps
firetruck
firetrucks

Literary usage of Firestorm

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1. Crucibles of Hazard: Mega-Cities and Disasters in Transition by James K. Mitchell (1999)
"Unfortunately, actions in support of these recommendations were not accomplished before the 1991 firestorm.6 The firestorm The firestorm was the third most ..."

2. Battlefields of the Civil War by Blair Howard (1998)
"Duryee, left to fend for himself against superior numbers and the withering Confederate firestorm, had no alternative but to withdraw back through the ..."

3. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Frederic Solomon (1986)
"This section was not in the firestorm. B shows the condition of streets in a ... C shows a street level view of the firestorm-devastated area after debris ..."

4. Disaster Response and Recovery: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals by Diane Meyers (1996)
"The Berkeley, California firestorm Recovery Project sponsored a community-wide ... At the one-year anniversary of the 1991 East Bay firestorm, the City of ..."

5. With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II by Bernard C. Nalty, John F. Shiner, George M. Watson, Alfred M. Beck (1994)
"The RAF Bomber Command, in standard operating procedures, planned to induce a firestorm by dumping into the city center a mix of high- explosive and ..."

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