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down·burst

 (doun′bûrst′)
n.
A powerful downward air current from a cumulonimbus cloud, typically associated with thunderstorm activity.
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downburst

(ˈdaʊnˌbɜːst)
n
(Physical Geography) a very high-speed downward movement of turbulent air in a limited area for a short time. Near the ground it spreads out from its centre with high horizontal velocities. Also called: microburst
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