katabatic

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek κατάβασις (katábasis, descent)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kætəˈbætɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ætɪk
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Adjective[edit]

katabatic (not comparable)

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  1. (meteorology, of airflow) Downslope on a mountainside.
    • 2005, Nicholas Johnson, “Chapter 3”, in Big Dead Place, →ISBN:
      At the field camp, paper-thin tents shudder beneath katabatic blasts of freezing wind, stoves sputter a stingy flame, and a few trudging specks haul shovels through a cold world where extra food and equipment cannot be bought at any price.