how to pronounce backwash


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backwash is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of backwash


  1. The result or consequence of an event; an aftermath.
  2. The backward flow of water from oars or propeller or breaking waves.
  3. The saliva, spit or food particles that have flowed back into a drink after someone has drunk from it.
  4. The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine.


  1. To operate a water filter in the reverse direction in order to clean it.
  2. To clean the oil from wool after combing.
  3. To affect with backwash.

backwash frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word backwash occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics backwash can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that backwash can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

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