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backwash

Noun

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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Noun

# the backward flow of water from oars or propeller
  1. the similar flow of air from an aircraft engine
  2. the result or consequence of an event; an aftermath
  3. spitting of a liquid back into a bottle from which one is drinking

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backward flow of water from a propeller
similar flow of air from an aircraft engine
spitting of a liquid back into a bottle
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