backwash


back·wash

noun \ˈbak-ˌwsh, -ˌwäsh\

Definition of BACKWASH

1
:  a backward flow or movement (as of water or air) produced especially by a propelling force; also :  the fluid that is moving backward

Examples of BACKWASH

  1. <a general recession was the backwash of the crisis in the housing market>

First Known Use of BACKWASH

1869

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