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Definitions and Synonyms of backwater | Another word for backwater | What is backwater?

Definition 1: a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the country is an economic backwater

(backwater is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

Definition 2: a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam - [noun denoting object]

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

  • the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos

(backwater is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

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