katabatic


kat·a·bat·ic

adjective \ˌka-tə-ˈba-tik\

Definition of KATABATIC

:  relating to or being a wind produced by the flow of cold dense air down a slope (as of a mountain or glacier) in an area subject to radiational cooling

Origin of KATABATIC

Greek katabatos descending, verbal of katabainein to go down, from kata- cata- + bainein to go — more at come
First Known Use: 1918

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