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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “backwater”

backwater

noun [C]     /ˈbæk.wɔː.tər/ US  /-wɑː.t̬ɚ/
a part of a river where the water does not flow
死水,回水,滞水
We tied the boat up in a quiet backwater overnight .
我们在一个静寂的回水处把船系好过夜。
Parts of watercourses
disapproving a place which is not influenced by new ideas or events that happen in other places , and which does not change
与世隔绝的地方;闭塞的地方
He grew up in a rural backwater.
他在闭塞落后的乡村长大。
→ Compare jerkwaterTowns, cities and villages (general)
(Definition of backwater noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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