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downstate

[noun, adverb doun-steyt; adjective doun-steyt]
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noun
  1. the southern part of a U.S. state.
adjective
  1. located in or characteristic of this part: The downstate precincts reported early.
adverb
  1. in, to, or into the downstate area: We're going downstate for the holidays.

Origin of downstate

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; down1 + state
Related formsdown·stat·er, noun
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downstate

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