Pronunciation: (doun'kast", -käst"), [key]
1. directed downward, as the eyes.
2. dejected in spirit; depressed.
1. overthrow or ruin.
2. a downward look or glance.
3. a shaft down which air passes, as into a mine (opposed to upcast).
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