Definitions for tornadic
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tor•na•dotɔrˈneɪ doʊ(n.)(pl.)-does, -dos.
a localized, violently destructive windstorm occurring over land, esp. in the Middle West, and characterized by a long, funnel-shaped cloud that extends to the ground.
a violent squall or whirlwind of small extent, as one of those occurring during the summer on the W coast of Africa.
a violent outburst, as of emotion or activity.
Origin of tornado:
1550–60; appar. by metathesis < Sp tronada thunderstorm, n. use of fem. of tronado, ptp. of tronar < L tonāre to thunder
tor•nad′ic-ˈnæd ɪk, -ˈneɪ dɪk(adj.)
having the ability to produce a tornado
a tornadic thunderstorm
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