updraft

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noun up·draft \ˈəp-ˌdraft, -ˌdräft\

Definition of updraft

  1. :  an upward movement of gas (such as air)

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Circa 1887

First Known Use of updraft

circa 1887


UPDRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

updraft

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Definition of updraft for English Language Learners

  • : an upward flow of air


UPDRAFT Defined for Kids

updraft

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noun up·draft \ˈəp-ˌdraft\

Definition of updraft for Students

  1. :  an upward movement of air


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