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Backlash   /bˈæklˌæʃ/   Listen

Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.  Synonyms: backfire, recoil.

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... his closed eyelids Rynch caught the flash of vivid, man-made lightning crashing first on one side of the islet and then on the other, and sweeping every crawling horror out of life, into odorous ash. The backlash of that blast must have caught the majority of the lights also. For when Rynch and Hume cautiously sat up, they saw only a handful of widely scattered ...
— Star Hunter • Andre Alice Norton

Words linked to "Backlash" :   bouncing, pass, motion, repercussion, fall out, happen, pass off, come about, ricochet, resilience, carom, hap, rebound, reaction, movement, backfire, recoil, occur, go on, whitelash, white backlash, bounce, resiliency, take place

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