forced-draft

[ fawrst-draft, -drahft, fohrst- ]
/ ˈfɔrstˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft, ˈfoʊrst- /

adjective

using a flow of air or air forced through a pipe or system of pipes by fans or blowers: a forced-draft central heating system.
proceeding at full speed or intensity: forced-draft production of the medicine.

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Origin of forced-draft

First recorded in 1860–65
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