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backwash

noun uk   /ˈbæk.wɒʃ/  us   /-wɑːʃ/

backwash noun (WATER)

[U] the backward movement of waves, or the backward movement of water caused by something, such as a boat, passing through it: The waterskier was caught in the backwash from a motorboat.

backwash noun (EFFECT)

[S] an effect that is not the direct result of something: The economic and political backwash of the war is still being felt.
Translations of “backwash”
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 反流,尾流…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 反流,尾流…
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