Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flow of fluid in the opposite direction of its regular flow.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a flow that returns toward its source

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Examples

  • Joe the Plumber, who found his name repeated again and again by Barack Obama and John McCain during one of the 2008 presidential debates, has somehow bubbled up, like some kind of backflow, into the debate over Proposition B, the ballot measure to bring commonsense standards to large-scale dog breeding operations in the largest of the puppy mill states.

    Wayne Pacelle: Playing Politics with Puppy Mill Abuse

  • Joe the Plumber, who found his name repeated again and again by Barack Obama and John McCain during one of the 2008 presidential debates, has somehow bubbled up, like some kind of backflow, into the debate over Proposition B, the ballot measure to bring commonsense standards to large-scale dog breeding operations in the largest of the puppy mill states.

    Wayne Pacelle: Playing Politics with Puppy Mill Abuse

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

  • However, it is also near an area of the northern Gulf where a "backflow" pushes west towards the western Louisiana and upper-Texas coastlines.

    The Daily News - News

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