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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A violent short-lived localized downdraft that creates extreme wind shears at low altitudes and is usually associated with thunderstorms.

Usage examples (38)
  • One of the storms produced what they call a microburst, with 80-mile-an-hour winds.
  • A microburst is a sudden, violent downdraft of air, kind of similar to a tornado.
  • In wind shear, you get something called a microburst, and let me show you what a microburst looks like.
  • ADLER: Last August, a short, intense summer storm - called a microburst - downed more than 100 trees in the park. for more
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