a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.
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- tropical lichen,
- tropical medicine,
- tropical sore,
- tropical splenomegaly syndrome,
- tropical sprue,
- tropical typhus,
- tropical year,
Origin of tropical storm
First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for tropical storm
The rain here in Tampa, though not yet at tropical-storm levels, has put a damper on the now delayed convention.
A tropical cyclone having sustained surface winds between 39 and 73 mi (63 and 118 km) per hour. See Note at cyclone.
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