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backwash

back·wash

backwash

 
pronunciation:
baek wash
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in nautical terminology, water that an oar, propeller, or the like pushes toward the rear of a boat.
similar words:
wake, wash
definition 2: in aeronautical terminology, air that a propeller, jet engine, or the like pushes toward the rear of an airplane.
definition 3: an outcome, esp. one that is unexpected, secondary, or undesired.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: backwashed, backwashes, backwashing
definition: to affect with backwash.