backflush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back +‎ flush

Noun[edit]

backflush (plural backflushes)

  1. A temporary reversal of the flow of fluid, especially of liquid through a membrane.

Verb[edit]

backflush (third-person singular simple present backflushes, present participle backflushing, simple past and past participle backflushed)

  1. To cause a backflush.