letdown

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noun let·down \ˈlet-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of letdown

  1. 1 a :  discouragement, disappointment <his latest novel is a letdown> b :  a slackening of effort :  relaxation

  2. 2 :  the descent of an aircraft or spacecraft to the point at which a landing approach is begun

  3. 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 in a sentence

  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>

1768

First Known Use of letdown

1768


LETDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

letdown

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noun let·down \ˈlet-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of letdown for English Language Learners

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


LETDOWN Defined for Kids

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noun let·down \ˈlet-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of letdown for Students


Medical Dictionary

letdown

noun let·down \ˈlet-ˌdau̇n\

Medical Definition of letdown

  1. :  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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