fire storm


fire storm
Stationary mass fire, generally in built-up urban areas, generating strong, inrushing winds from all sides; the winds keep the fires from spreading while adding fresh oxygen to increase their intensity.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • fire|storm — fire storm or fire|storm «FYR STRM» noun. 1. an immense blaze, such as that created by an atomic explosion, that fans its own flames by creating its own draft. 2. Figurative. a violent outburst or outpouring; flood; storm: »The White House was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-storm — fireˈ storm noun A huge blaze (esp a result of heavy bombing) which fans its own flames by creating its own draught (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑fire …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire storm — noun : an atmospheric disturbance caused by a large fire (as after the bombing of a city) in which the central column of rising heated air induces a strong wind often accompanied by rain * * * fire storm or fire|storm «FYR STRM» noun. 1. an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-storm — ugnies audra statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Neplintantis labai didelis gaisras, paprastai tankiai apstatytoje miesto vietoje, iš visų pusių sutraukiantis oro sroves. Šios oro srovės neleidžia ugniai plisti, tačiau gaudamas deguonies gaisras… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fire storm —  violent convection caused by a continuous area of intense fire and characterized by destructively violent surface indrafts. Sometimes it is accompanied by tornado like whirls that develop as hot air from the burning fuel rises. Such a fire is… …   Universalium

  • fire storm — noun An atmospheric wind system caused by a large fire (as after the bombing of a city). The intense burning creates vertical wind currents, which induces a strong wind to bring in more air to feed the fire. Incoming wind speed can exceed 60… …   Wiktionary

  • fire·storm — /ˈfajɚˌstoɚm/ noun, pl storms [count] 1 : a very large fire that destroys everything in its path and produces powerful winds The bombing left the city engulfed in a firestorm. 2 : a large amount of anger and criticism His proposal set off a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire storm — see firestorm …   English dictionary

  • fire — n. & v. n. 1 a the state or process of combustion, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and usu. give out bright light and heat. b the active principle operative in this. c flame or incandescence. 2 a conflagration, a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire wind — noun : a wind caused by a fire storm …   Useful english dictionary


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