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Noun: firestorm  'fI(-u)r,storm
  1. A storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area
  2. An outburst of controversy
    "the incident triggered a political firestorm"

Derived forms: firestorms

Type of: arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, storm, tilt, violent storm

Encyclopedia: Firestorm, the Nuclear Man