Definition of downstream adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

downstream

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈstriːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈstriːm//
 
(less frequent downriver) Rivers and lakes
 
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downstream (of/from something) in the direction in which a river flows to drift/float downstream downstream of/from the bridge There’s a village about a mile downstream. Hundreds of people were swept downstream in the floods. opposite upstream Wordfinderbend, course, current, dam, downstream, estuary, river, source, tributary, waterfall See related entries: Rivers and lakes
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