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Meaning of BACKWASH

Pronunciation:  'bak`wâsh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
  2. [n]  the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
  3. [n]  the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
 

BACKWASH is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: aftermath, airstream, race, slipstream, wake, wake, wash
 
 See Also: consequence, effect, event, flow, issue, moving ridge, outcome, result, upshot, wave

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Back"wash`\, v. i.
To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: back stream, backcountry, backflow, backlash, backwater, backwoods, boondocks, bush, Charybdis, clout, condensation trail, contrail, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, eddy, exhaust, force, gulf, gurge, hinterland, impact, impress, impression, imprint, Maelstrom, mark, print, reaction, recoil, reflex, refluence, reflux, regurgitation, repercussion, response, sticks, stream, swirl, track, twirl, up-country, vapor trail, vortex, wake, wash, whirl, whirlpool
 

 

 

 

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