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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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downward moving

Usage examples (37)
  • He explained that this area had a permanent offshore gale called the katabatic – Greek for flowing downhill.
  • The winds, called katabatic winds, form as air slides down from the high plateau of Antarctica's interior and funnels into small drainages near the coast.
  • Still, there was the day when a 100 mph wind gust, known as a katabatic wind, ripped the tent Mortvedt was in from its stakes and sent him tumbling down the ice.
  • As this extremely cold, dense air sinks, it can get funneled through rugged channels in the ice and rock to become ferocious, deadly gusts called katabatic winds that... for more
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