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adverb & adjective
In the direction in which the wind is blowing.[as adverb] ‘warnings were issued to people living downwind of the fire’[as adjective] ‘downwind landings’
- ‘If you're caught downwind from a blast, take measures to prevent radioactive dust particles entering your body.’
- ‘As I finished each of the major rooms I took the vacuum out to empty straight into the trash and gave the dusters a jolly good shake downwind.’
- ‘But we were on the weather side and the rocks and ashes had been blowing downwind and we weren't on that side of the volcano.’
- ‘For example, emissions of sulphur dioxide by one state will be carried by winds and deposited as acid rain on downwind countries.’
- ‘The fumes wend their way downwind for a week or more, whichever direction the wind is heading.’
- ‘Dropping a float light to determine wind direction, we made one pass over the raft downwind.’
- ‘By then, children and others living in downwind areas were beginning to develop leukemia.’
- ‘If you are downwind when the whales blow, there is no mistaking the content of their gargantuan diet.’
- ‘Such as the 100,000 people who were directly downwind of Nevada's fallout.’
- ‘The winds were out of the south southeast, and I wanted to go downwind.’
- ‘The clouds were streeting up as the wind was strong and we just had to go downwind to get to goal.’
- ‘My older sister was once hospitalized after walking downwind of a brush fire in an area where poison ivy grew.’
- ‘We even skip the 2:15 start time given our ability to stay put and not get blown downwind.’
- ‘Using two tanks will give you a range of around 100 miles in nil wind or much more if you fly downwind.’
- ‘With erosion on the windward slope and deposition in the lee, the dune body moves in a downwind direction.’
- ‘And so in Tasmania we have no significant detriment in the downwind direction.’
- ‘I can drift downwind and still stay away from the Laredo airspace.’
- ‘We were playing downwind and I was trying to peg them back as far as I could.’
- ‘The downwardly curved petiole twists away from the wind, so its ventral surface points downwind.’
- ‘Day 1 was stormy, rain cells dumping near launch and downwind, north winds aloft.’
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