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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A downward draft or current of air, as in a chimney, the shaft of a mine, etc.
  • n. A burden; anything that draws one down, especially in worldly circumstances: as, he has been a down-draft on me.
  • Pertaining to a current of air or gas which flows downward: used in connection with furnaces.

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