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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft).

Usage examples (35)
  • "A brownout is a service reduction, plain and simple," Bill Gault, president of Local 22, said Tuesday.
  • The helicopters landing in what are called brownout conditions, meaning the dust on the desert floor rises up and engulfs the helicopter.
  • A so-called brownout ( "brownout may have had role in tot's death/Closest paramedics were on another call," July 22).
  • Pilots continue to complain of flying through what they call "brownout," great clouds of desert dust when they take off and land. for more
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