Definition of downscale
- the recession forced us to downscale vacation plans
The festival will have to be downscaled this year.
the poor economy forced the plant to downscale production
an apartment in a downscale neighborhood
The company aims to reach a more downscale market with its new stores.
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: to make (something) smaller
: relating or appealing to people who do not have much money; also : of low quality
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