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backwash

Definitions of backwash
  1. noun
    the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    synonyms: wake
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    type of:
    moving ridge, wave
    one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  2. noun
    the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    synonyms: airstream, race, slipstream, wash
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    type of:
    flow
    any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  3. noun
    the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    synonyms: aftermath, wake
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    type of:
    consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
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