[doun-draft, -drahft]
a downward current, as of air: a downdraft in a mine shaft.
a downward movement, as of the stock market.

1780–90; down1 + draft Unabridged
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downdraft   (doun'drāft')  Pronunciation Key 
A downward moving current of air in a cumulonimbus cloud. Compare updraft.
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Example sentences
At the same time, a powerful downdraft pushed rain and hail to the ground.
The air in the downdraft wrapped around the air in the updraft.
At the same time, a cooler downdraft pushed rain and hail to the ground.
Powerful downdraft machines are promised to suck the usual smoke and cooking
  smells out through the floor.
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