Definition of updraught in English:

updraught

Line breaks: up|draught
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpdrɑːft
 
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(US updraft)

noun

  • An upward current or draught of air.
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    • 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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