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anabatic
Anabatic winds are created in a valley when cool air reaches a warmed surface, and the warmed lighter air then rises upslope.

an·a·bat·ic

 (ăn′ə-băt′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to rising wind currents.

[Greek anabatikos, skilled in mounting, from anabainein, to rise; see anabaena.]
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anabatic

(ˌænəˈbætɪk)
adj
(Physical Geography) meteorol (of air currents) rising upwards, esp up slopes. Compare katabatic
[C19: from Greek anabatikos relating to ascents, from anabainein to go up; see anabasis]
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an•a•bat•ic

(ˌæn əˈbæt ɪk)

adj.
(of a wind or air current) moving upward. Compare katabatic.
[1805–15; < Greek anabatikós pertaining to climbing =anaba-, s. of anabaín(ein) to go up + -tikos -tic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anabatic - of an air current or windanabatic - of an air current or wind; rising especially up a slope; "an anabatic wind"
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
catabatic, katabatic - of an air current or wind; moving downward or down a slope because of cooling especially at night
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