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downdraught

Line breaks: down|draught
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊndrɑːft
 
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(US downdraft)

Definition of downdraught in English:

noun

A downward current or draught of air.
Example sentences
  • Slow the airplane to reduce impact forces; also, you'll likely encounter wind shear and strong downdrafts.
  • On any given afternoon, unstable breezes and moisture ratchet up cumulonimbus clouds in a whirlwind of updrafts and downdrafts that cause particles of rain, ice, and snow to collide.
  • Normally, the air that's moving down, called a downdraft, shares the thunderstorm with the updraft.

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