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mi·cro·burst

 (mī′krō-bûrst′)
n.
A sudden, violent downdraft of air over a small area. Microbursts are difficult to detect and predict with standard weather instruments and are especially hazardous to airplanes during landing or takeoff.

microburst

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌbɜːst)
n
(Physical Geography) another name for downburst
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