Definitions for: Backwash

[n] the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
[n] the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
[n] the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Webster (1913) Definition: Back"wash`, v. i.
To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.

Synonyms: aftermath, airstream, race, slipstream, wake, wake, wash

See Also: consequence, effect, event, flow, issue, moving ridge, outcome, result, upshot, wave

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