downdraft
noun Date: 1849 1. a downward current of gas (as air during a thunderstorm) 2. decline 1 <
an economic downdraft
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  • downdraft — /down draft , drahft /, n. 1. a downward current, as of air: a downdraft in a mine shaft. 2. a downward movement, as of the stock market. [1780 90; DOWN1 + DRAFT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • downdraft — down•draft [[t]ˈdaʊnˌdræft, ˌdrɑft[/t]] n. phs a downward current, as of air …   From formal English to slang

  • downdraft — /ˈdaʊndraft/ (say downdrahft) noun Meteorology a downward current of air. Also, downdraught …   Australian English dictionary

  • downdraft — noun a strong downward air current • Hypernyms: ↑draft, ↑draught …   Useful english dictionary

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