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1    a body of stagnant water connected to a river  
2    water held or driven back, as by a dam, flood, or tide  
3    an isolated, backward, or intellectually stagnant place or condition  
  back water  
4    intr   to reverse the direction of a boat, esp. to push the oars of a rowing boat  
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backwaters n.
eaux troubles ; eaux stagnantes ; tréfonds ; recoins ; coins reculés ; eaux dormantes ;

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