Definition of updraft in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌdraft/
(British updraught)


An upward current or draft of air.
Example sentences
  • In fact, some of the energy that helps create strong updrafts in land thunderstorms goes into creating a hurricane's 74 mph or stronger winds blowing along the ocean and ground.
  • ‘Hailstorms usually happen in spring and summer afternoons when updrafts and downdrafts interact strongly,’ You said.
  • Condors hunt prey mostly by sight, soaring on thermal updrafts and wind currents until they spot a potential meal.

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Syllabification: up·draft

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