Examples of backwash in a Sentence
a general recession was the backwash of the crisis in the housing market
Recent Examples of backwash from the Web
That began to change in the backwash of Trump’s election.
The 21-year-old Florence was participating in a 440-yard ocean-swimming race, but had been blinded by waves and backwash churned up by several passing motorboats.
That was one of a number of claims by the president that called for scrutiny in the fierce backwash of Comey’s accusations in Senate testimony that Trump exerted improper pressure on him to back off an FBI investigation.
The rocks could also cause a high-tide backwash, Wilson said.
Wilson said the rocks could also cause a high-tide backwash.
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First Known Use of backwash
Synonymsaftereffect, aftermath, effect, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
Antonymsantecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason
Related Wordsramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-off
Near Antonymsconsideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, spring
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