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down- +‎ wind

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downwind (comparative more downwind, superlative most downwind)

  1. in the same direction as the wind is blowing
    • 1888: Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills
      ... the aftermath of the dust-storm came up and caught us both, and drove us downwind like pieces of paper.
  2. (+ from) positioned relative to something in such a way that it can be smelled in the wind
    • I don't want to live downwind from a pig farm.

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