how to pronounce backwash

bækwɒʃ

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“… by the backwash of apartheid and yet …”

meanings of backwash

noun:

  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.

verb:

  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.

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