backwash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “backwash” in the English Dictionary

"backwash" in British English

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uk   /ˈbæk.wɒʃ/  us   /-wɑːʃ/

backwash noun (WATER)

[U] the ​backwardmovement of ​waves, or the ​backwardmovement of ​watercaused 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 ​directresult of something: The ​economic and ​political backwash of the ​war is still being ​felt.
(Definition of backwash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “backwash”
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 反流,尾流…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 反流,尾流…
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