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polar vortex

[ poh-ler vawr-teks ]
/ 藞po蕣 l蓹r 藞v蓴r t蓻ks /
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noun plural po路lar vor路ti路ces [poh-ler vawr-tuh-seez] /藞po蕣 l蓹r 藞v蓴r t蓹藢siz/ po路lar vor路tex路es
a whirling mass of very cold air that sits over the North or South Pole: A displaced polar vortex is causing Arctic temperatures across the United States.
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Origin of polar vortex

First recorded in 1910鈥15
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