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[fawrst-draft, -drahft, fohrst-] /ˈfɔrstˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft, ˈfoʊrst-/

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.
proceeding at full speed or intensity:
forced-draft production of the medicine.


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