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downstate

[noun, adverb doun-steyt; adjective doun-steyt] /noun, adverb ˈdaʊnˈsteɪt; adjective ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt/
noun
1.
the southern part of a U.S. state.
adjective
2.
located in or characteristic of this part:
The downstate precincts reported early.
adverb
3.
in, to, or into the downstate area:
We're going downstate for the holidays.
Origin of downstate
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; down1 + state
Related forms
downstater, noun
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downstate

/ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt/
adjective
1.
in, or relating to the part of the state away from large cities, esp the southern part
adverb
2.
towards the southern part of a state
noun
3.
the southern part of a state
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