Meaning of VORTEX in English

VORTEX

[noun] [C] [plural] vortexes or vortices [specialized] - a mass of air or water that spins around very fast and pulls objects into its empty centreThe corn circles are believed to have been created by a vortex - a sort of small whirlwind.A vortex is also a dangerous or destructive situation in which you become more and more involved without being able to escape.The play is about love, sex and betrayal - a vortex of intense emotion which drags/draws the trio inevitably towards tragedy.They were sucked into a vortex of despair.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.