rain shadow(redirected from Precipitation shadow)
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An area having relatively little precipitation due to the effect of a barrier, such as a mountain range, that causes the prevailing winds to lose their moisture before reaching it.
(Physical Geography) the relatively dry area on the leeward side of high ground in the path of rain-bearing winds
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|Noun||1.||rain shadow - an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it|