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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backwash  \Back"wash`\,  v.  i. 
  To  clean  the  oil  from  (wood)  after  combing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backwash 
  n  1:  the  flow  of  air  that  is  driven  backwards  by  an  aircraft 
  propeller  [syn:  {slipstream},  {airstream},  {race},  {wash}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {aftermath}, 
  {wake}] 
  3:  the  wave  that  spreads  behind  a  boat  as  it  moves  forward; 
  "the  motorboat's  wake  capsized  the  canoe"  [syn:  {wake}] 




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