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English noun: backwash

1. backwash (phenomenon) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller


Synonymsairstream, race, slipstream, wash


Broader (hypernym)flow

2. backwash (phenomenon) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)


SamplesThe aftermath of war.
In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured.


Synonymsaftermath, wake


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

3. backwash (event) the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward


SamplesThe motorboat's wake capsized the canoe.


Synonymswake


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave









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