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    backwater

    backwater - Dictionary definition and meaning for word backwater

    Definition
    (noun) a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
    Example Sentence
    • the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos
    Definition
    (noun) a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
    Example Sentence
    • the country is an economic backwater
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