DICTIONARY


Definition of BACKWATER

noun : BACKWATER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam; "the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring; "the country is an economic backwater" ;


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