- the movement upward of air or other gas.
Origin of updraft
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Examples from the Web for updraft
I could stand to have another hit ready when Updraft petered out.
Parodisiac was much too good to hold for the closing of Updraft.
The updraft gave out and the rate of climb meter began to register a drop.Frigid Fracas
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Updraft did all right in the sticks, but it was when we opened on Broadway that it began to coin money.
And no patch of blue sky ever looked so good as that sky above the mountain, swept clean of the rain curtain by the updraft.Valley of the Croen
Word Origin and History for updraft
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An upward current of warm, moist air. With enough moisture, the current may visibly condense into a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud. Compare downdraft.
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