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Synonyms for backwaterˈbækˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər

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  1. backwater(noun)

    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. backwater(noun)

    a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring

    "the country is an economic backwater"


  1. backwater(noun)

    one-horse town, jerkwater town, Podunk

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eddy, closet, stir

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