Synonyms for backwash

Synonyms for (noun) backwash

Synonyms: wake, backwash

Definition: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

Usage: the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Similar words: wave, moving ridge

Definition: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Synonyms: aftermath, backwash, wake

Definition: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

Usage: the aftermath of war; in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Similar words: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot

Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms: airstream, backwash, wash, race, slipstream

Definition: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Similar words: flow

Definition: any uninterrupted stream or discharge

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