ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, n ADV, oft ADV of/from n
Something that is moving downstream is moving towards the mouth of a river, from a point further up the river. Something that is downstream is further towards the mouth of a river than where you are.

We had drifted downstream.

...a district called Lupitu, which in fact was downstream of the dam...

Communities downstream have been alerted.

Downstream is also an adjective.

Breaking the dam could submerge downstream cities such as Wuhan.

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