Definitions for backflowˈbækˌfloʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a flow of a liquid opposite to the usual or desired direction.

    Category: Hydraulogy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backflow, backflowing(noun)

    a flow that returns toward its source


  1. backflow(Noun)

    The flow of a fluid (through a pipe etc) in a direction opposite to that which is normal or intended


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