[ doun-wosh, -wawsh ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ /
a deflection of air downward relative to an airfoil that causes the deflection.
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It's the downwash of blood from the organ it has kept at fever heat.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for downwash
/ (ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ) /
the downward deflection of an airflow, esp one caused by an aircraft wing
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