down·​draft | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌdraft How to pronounce downdraft (audio) \

Definition of downdraft

1 : a downward current of gas (such as air during a thunderstorm)
2 : decline sense 1 an economic downdraft

Examples of downdraft in a Sentence

a strong downdraft from the thunderstorm
Recent Examples on the Web PayPal is a sizable target, with a market value of roughly $89 billion even after a significant downdraft in its shares. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, 26 July 2022 The brush beat about in the downdraft, and a cable was lowered. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, 20 June 2018 That suggests the current downdraft might nearly have run its course. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 26 June 2022 The duration of broader downdraft, analysts say, will in part depend on whether inflation will continue to persist and worries of stagflation. Ali Fazal, Fortune, 19 June 2022 The list now includes and Bilibili, which is what is driving the downdraft in their US shares today. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The downdraft in crypto markets has attracted scrutiny from regulators in the Biden administration, who have been looking to develop policies to govern the asset class. Paul Vigna, WSJ, 16 May 2022 The downdraft has reduced some of the stars of the recent fads nearly to persona-non-grata status. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 Here are five precepts to follow in navigating the dangerous shoals of investing in a downdraft. Larry Light, Fortune, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of downdraft

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Aug 2022

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“Downdraft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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