Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun backwash

3 senses of backwash

Sense 1
slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash -- (the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller)
       => flow -- (any uninterrupted stream or discharge)

Sense 2
aftermath, wake, backwash -- (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")
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event")

Sense 3
wake, backwash -- (the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe")
       => wave, moving ridge -- (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))

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