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backwash

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbackwashback‧wash /ˈbækwɒʃ $ -wɒːʃ, -wɑːʃ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 a backward flow of water, caused by an oar, wave etc2 the bad situation that remains after something bad has happened 🔊 the backwash of the company’s failure
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backwashAlthough most directly affecting secondary schools, this constraint has a backwash effect on primary schools.But the development of continuing education must eventually have a backwash effect on initial professional education at the undergraduate stage.There is a backwash to all this, however: as a stage-show they are less than shadow-puppets on the wall.A backwash of heated air caressed Jaq's face.Perhaps the most important issue, however, is the possibility of causing curriculum backwash.Sterling was caught in the backwash of a run against the dollar.I don't want to be left in the backwash when Gilson realizes the company's going bankrupt.
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