Of or relating to the downward flow of cold dense air: a katabatic wind.
[Greek katabatikos, pertaining to descent, from katabatos, descending : kata-, cata- + batos, going; see gwā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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a polar katabatic wind
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