downdraft

noun down·draft \ -ˌdraft \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of downdraft

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

Examples of downdraft in a Sentence

  1. a strong downdraft from the thunderstorm

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First Known Use of downdraft

1849

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : a downward flow of air


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