forced-draft


forced-draft
/fawrst"draft', -drahft', fohrst"-/, adj.
1. using a flow of air or air forced through a pipe or system of pipes by fans or blowers: a forced-draft central heating system.
2. proceeding at full speed or intensity: forced-draft production of the medicine.
[1860-65]

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