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Meaning of downcast

down•cast

Pronunciation: (doun'kast", -käst"), [key]
— adj.
  1. directed downward, as the eyes.
  2. dejected in spirit; depressed.
—n.
  1. overthrow or ruin.
  2. a downward look or glance.
  3. a shaft down which air passes, as into a mine (opposed to upcast).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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