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blowback Syllabification: blow·back
Pronunciation: /ˈblōbak/

Definition of blowback in English:


1A process in which gases expand or travel in a direction opposite to the usual one, especially through escape of pressure or delayed combustion.
Example sentences
  • Adkins' answer came in the form of a gas retarded blowback system, which, of course, was another Browning patent.
2chiefly US The unintended adverse results of a political action or situation: this is the blowback from all those aggressive public health campaigns
More example sentences
  • Nonetheless, there is also great potential for blowback from these policies.
  • I'm not sure the Administration can afford the political blowback from implementing the military commissions system.
  • One of my arguments against the invasion was the entirely predicatable blowback.

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