from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fire of great size and intensity that generates and is fed by strong inrushing winds from all sides: the firestorm that leveled Hiroshima after the atomic blast.
- n. An intense or violent response: "The discovery that your child has a learning disorder can set off a firestorm of emotions” ( Judith Harkness Richardson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fire whose intensity is greatly increased by inrushing winds.
- n. An intense or violent response.
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- n. an outburst of controversy
- n. a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area
fire + storm (Wiktionary)