Definition of downward spiral
- Her life was in a downward spiral as she battled depression and addiction.
: from a higher to a lower place
: toward a direction that is the opposite of up
: from a higher to a lower condition
: moving or extending downward
: descending from a head, origin, or source
: winding around a center or pole and gradually receding from or approaching it
: the path of a point in a plane moving around a central point while continuously receding from or approaching it
: a three-dimensional curve (such as a helix) with one or more turns about an axis
: a single turn or coil in a spiral object
: to go and especially to rise or fall in a spiral course
: to form into a spiral
: to cause to spiral
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