backwash

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noun back·wash \ˈbak-ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh\

Definition of backwash

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

  2. 2 :  consequence, aftermath

Examples of backwash in a sentence

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

1837

First Known Use of backwash

1837



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