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backwash

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a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
  • a general recession was the backwash of the crisis in the housing market

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The first known use of backwash was in 1837

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“Backwash.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backwash. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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