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Definition 1: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward - [noun denoting event]

Samples where backwash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Synonyms for backwash in the sense of this definition

(backwash is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 2: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for backwash in the sense of this definition

(backwash is a kind of ...) any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Definition 3: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where backwash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the aftermath of war
  • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Synonyms for backwash in the sense of this definition

(backwash is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

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