Definition of Backwash

1. Noun. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.

Exact synonyms: Airstream, Race, Slipstream, Wash
Generic synonyms: Flow



2. Noun. The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event). "In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
Exact synonyms: Aftermath, Wake
Generic synonyms: Consequence, Effect, Event, Issue, Outcome, Result, Upshot

3. Noun. The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward. "The motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
Exact synonyms: Wake
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave

Definition of Backwash

1. v. t. To clean the oil from (wool) after combing.

Definition of Backwash

1. Noun. (nautical) The backward flow of water from oars or propeller. ¹

2. Noun. The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine. ¹

3. Noun. The result or consequence of an event; an aftermath. ¹

4. Noun. The saliva, spit or food particles that have flowed back into a drink after someone has drunk from it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backwash

1. to spray water backward [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Backwash

1. To clean the oil from (wood) after combing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backwash

backward induction
backward inductions
backward linkage
backward slash
backwardation
backwardations
backwardly
backwardness
backwardnesses
backwards
backwards compliment
backwards roll
backwards rolls
backwardsness
backwash (current term)
backwash ileitis
backwashed
backwashes
backwashing
backwater
backwatered
backwatering
backwaterish
backwaters
backweight
backweights
backwind
backwinded
backwinding

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