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back·wash

 (băk′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
n.
1.
a. A backward flow of water, as from the action of oars.
b. See backrush.
2. A backward flow of air, as from the propeller of an aircraft.
3. A result of an event; an aftermath.
4. Informal A backward flow of liquid from the mouth into a bottle or other drinking vessel at the end of a swig.

backwash

(ˈbækˌwɒʃ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a sucking movement of water, such as that of retreating waves. Compare swash4
2. (Nautical Terms) water washed backwards by the motion of oars or other propelling devices
3. (Aeronautics) the backward flow of air set up by an aircraft's engines
4. a condition resulting from a previous event; repercussion
vb
(Textiles) (tr) to remove oil from (combed wool)

back•wash

(ˈbækˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ)

n.
1. water thrown backward by the motion of oars, propellers, etc.
2. the portion of the wash of an aircraft that flows to the rear.
3. a condition, usu. undesirable, that continues long after the event which caused it.
[1765–75]

backwash

An even layer of water that moves along the sea floor from the beach through the surf zone and caused by the pile-up of water on the beach from incoming breakers.

backwash


Past participle: backwashed
Gerund: backwashing

Imperative
backwash
backwash
Present
I backwash
you backwash
he/she/it backwashes
we backwash
you backwash
they backwash
Preterite
I backwashed
you backwashed
he/she/it backwashed
we backwashed
you backwashed
they backwashed
Present Continuous
I am backwashing
you are backwashing
he/she/it is backwashing
we are backwashing
you are backwashing
they are backwashing
Present Perfect
I have backwashed
you have backwashed
he/she/it has backwashed
we have backwashed
you have backwashed
they have backwashed
Past Continuous
I was backwashing
you were backwashing
he/she/it was backwashing
we were backwashing
you were backwashing
they were backwashing
Past Perfect
I had backwashed
you had backwashed
he/she/it had backwashed
we had backwashed
you had backwashed
they had backwashed
Future
I will backwash
you will backwash
he/she/it will backwash
we will backwash
you will backwash
they will backwash
Future Perfect
I will have backwashed
you will have backwashed
he/she/it will have backwashed
we will have backwashed
you will have backwashed
they will have backwashed
Future Continuous
I will be backwashing
you will be backwashing
he/she/it will be backwashing
we will be backwashing
you will be backwashing
they will be backwashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backwashing
you have been backwashing
he/she/it has been backwashing
we have been backwashing
you have been backwashing
they have been backwashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backwashing
you will have been backwashing
he/she/it will have been backwashing
we will have been backwashing
you will have been backwashing
they will have been backwashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backwashing
you had been backwashing
he/she/it had been backwashing
we had been backwashing
you had been backwashing
they had been backwashing
Conditional
I would backwash
you would backwash
he/she/it would backwash
we would backwash
you would backwash
they would backwash
Past Conditional
I would have backwashed
you would have backwashed
he/she/it would have backwashed
we would have backwashed
you would have backwashed
they would have backwashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backwash - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propellerbackwash - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
2.backwash - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)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, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - 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"
3.backwash - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forwardbackwash - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Translations
انْحِسار الماء خَلْفَ السَّفينَـهنَتائجُ خَلفِيَّةٌ غير مُتَوَقَّعـه
důsledekprotiproud
eftervirkningfølgekølvand
utóhatás
eftirköstkjalsog
dôsledok
dolaylı sonuçdümen suyugeri akıntı

backwash

[ˈbækwɒʃ] N
1. (Naut) → agua f de rechazo
2. (fig) → reacción f, repercusiones fpl

backwash

[ˈbækwɒʃ] n (= repercussions) → contrecoup m
in the backwash of sth → à la suite de qch

backwash

[ˈbækˌwɒʃ] n (of waves) → risacca; (of ship, aircraft) → risucchio (fig) (repercussions) → strascico, ripercussione f

back

(bӕk) noun
1. in man, the part of the body from the neck to the bottom of the spine. She lay on her back.
2. in animals, the upper part of the body. She put the saddle on the horse's back.
3. that part of anything opposite to or furthest from the front. the back of the house; She sat at the back of the hall.
4. in football, hockey etc a player who plays behind the forwards.
adjective
of or at the back. the back door.
adverb
1. to, or at, the place or person from which a person or thing came. I went back to the shop; He gave the car back to its owner.
2. away (from something); not near (something). Move back! Let the ambulance get to the injured man; Keep back from me or I'll hit you!
3. towards the back (of something). Sit back in your chair.
4. in return; in response to. When the teacher is scolding you, don't answer back.
5. to, or in, the past. Think back to your childhood.
verb
1. to (cause to) move backwards. He backed (his car) out of the garage.
2. to help or support. Will you back me against the others?
3. to bet or gamble on. I backed your horse to win.
ˈbacker noun
a person who supports someone or something, especially with money. the backer of the new theatre.
ˈbackbite verb
to criticize a person when he is not present.
ˈbackbiting noun
Constant backbiting by her colleagues led to her resignation.
ˈbackbone noun
1. the spine. the backbone of a fish.
2. the chief support. The older employees are the backbone of the industry.
ˈbackbreaking adjective
(of a task etc) very difficult or requiring very hard work. Digging the garden is a backbreaking job.
ˌbackˈdate verb
1. to put an earlier date on (a cheque etc). He should have paid his bill last month and so he has backdated the cheque.
2. to make payable from a date in the past. Our rise in pay was backdated to April.
ˌbackˈfire verb
1. (of a motor-car etc) to make a loud bang because of unburnt gases in the exhaust system. The car backfired.
2. (of a plan etc) to have unexpected results, often opposite to the intended results. His scheme backfired (on him), and he lost money.
ˈbackground noun
1. the space behind the principal or most important figures or objects of a picture etc. He always paints ships against a background of stormy skies; trees in the background of the picture.
2. happenings that go before, and help to explain, an event etc. the background to a situation.
3. a person's origins, education etc. She was ashamed of her humble background.
ˈbackhand noun
1. in tennis etc, a stroke or shot with the back of one's hand turned towards the ball. a clever backhand; His backhand is very strong.
2. writing with the letters sloping backwards. I can always recognize her backhand.
adverb
using backhand. She played the stroke backhand; She writes backhand.
ˈbacklog noun
a pile of uncompleted work etc which has collected. a backlog of orders because of the strike.
ˌback-ˈnumber noun
an out-of-date copy or issue of a magazine etc. He collects back-numbers of comic magazines.
ˈbackpack noun
(especially American) a bag that walkers, people who go on trips, or students carry on their backs.
ˈbackpacking: go backpacking
to go on trips or go camping carrying a backpack.
ˈbackpacker noun
ˈbackside noun
the bottom or buttocks. He sits on his backside all day long and does no work.
ˈbackslash noun
the sign (\).
ˈbackstroke noun
in swimming, a stroke made when lying on one's back in the water. The child is good at backstroke.
ˈbackup noun
1. additional people who provide help when it is needed. The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.
2. a copy of a computer file that can be used in case the original is destroyed.
3. (also adjective) a piece of equipment, a system etc that can be used when there is a problem with the original one. a backup plan; We have a backup generator in case the power fails.
ˈbackwash noun
1. a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water. the backwash of the steamer.
2. the unintentional results of an action, situation etc. The backwash of that firm's financial troubles affected several other firms.
ˈbackwater noun
1. a stretch of river not in the main stream.
2. a place not affected by what is happening in the world outside. That village is rather a backwater.
ˌbackˈyard noun
(especially American) a garden at the back of a house etc. He grows vegetables in his backyard.
back down
to give up one's opinion, claim etc. She backed down in the face of strong opposition.
back of
(American) behind. He parked back of the store.
back on to
(of a building etc) to have its back next to (something). My house backs on to the racecourse.
back out
1. to move out backwards. He opened the garage door and backed (his car) out.
2. to withdraw from a promise etc. You promised to help – you mustn't back out now!
back up
1. to support or encourage. The new evidence backed up my arguments.
2. to make a copy of the information stored on the computer or disk.
have one's back to the wall
to be in a very difficult or desperate situation. He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.
put someone's back up
to anger someone. He put my back up with his boasting.
take a back seat
to take an unimportant position. At these discussions he always takes a back seat and listens to others talking.
References in classic literature ?
The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.
She dug in with raw and bleeding hands and feet and clawed against the backwash until she was beyond the reach of the waves.
Upgrade existing backwash recovery system filter, system controls, control buildings and backwash recovery pump.
The Triton TR8 clear water sensor is ideal for all phases of drinking water processing including filter backwash.
A convenience sample of 160 public swimming pools from 2 metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, counties was used to collect filter backwash samples for parasite examination during a 7-week period (late August--October 2006).
The new addition to the product line is the Maggie, a high intensity, in-line, self-cleaning magnetic separator that uses a patented process that shuttles the magnets outside the system flow at the time of backwash to provide quick removal of debris.
This automatic backwash filter system removes solids that would otherwise foul or plug the catalyst layers and lead to early reactor shut-down.
Whether it is Saddam's elusive arsenal, sexed-up dossiers or bugging the UN, the relentless backwash from the war shows no signs of abating.
Mr Soulsby, 45, of Sycamore Avenue, Thornaby, said the backwash from the fall sucked George into the pipe.
This portable system is fully compatible with any existing shampoo bowl, sink, or backwash station.
Unfortunately, their expressions of concern were poorly timed,coming as they did in the backwash of a fracas at La Manga between two of Sven's players and a duty manager.