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Meaning of BACKWASH

Pronunciation:  'bak`wâsh

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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