Katabatic refers to the downward flow of air from a high elevation to a lower elevation due to gravity. Antonyms for this word would be those that denote upward movement such as anabatic, updraft or upflow. Anabatic refers to the upward flow of warm air, typically found on hills or mountainsides. Updraft and upflow are terms that refer to upward moving air currents, typically associated with thunderstorms. Unlike katabatic, the antonyms suggest a climb or rise, rather than a descent. The use of these words may be necessary in contexts where a distinction needs to be made between upward and downward flow of air.
Antonym of the day
- dry, pass up, underwhelm.