letdown

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

let·down

noun \ˈlet-ˌdan\

: something that is not as good as it was expected to be

Full Definition of LETDOWN

1
a :  discouragement, disappointment <his latest novel is a letdown>
b :  a slackening of effort :  relaxation
2
:  the descent of an aircraft or spacecraft to the point at which a landing approach is begun
3
:  a physiological response of a lactating mammal to suckling and allied stimuli whereby previously secreted milk from the acini is expelled into ducts and drawn through the nipple

Examples of LETDOWN

  1. <the museum exhibit was just so-so, and we returned home with a vague sense of letdown>
  2. <the eagerly anticipated new movie starring our favorite actor turned out to be a big letdown>

First Known Use of LETDOWN

1768

Rhymes with LETDOWN

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letdown

noun \ˈlet-ˌdan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LETDOWN

: a physiological response of a lactating mammal to suckling and allied stimuli whereby increased intramammary pressure forces previously secreted milk from the acini and finer tubules into the main collecting ducts from where it can be drawn through the nipple

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