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  1. backwater

    • IPA[ˈbakˌwôdər]

    美式

    • n.
      a part of a river not reached by the current, where the water is stagnant;an isolated or peaceful place
    • noun: backwater, plural noun: backwaters

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    名詞

    • 1. a part of a river not reached by the current, where the water is stagnant the eels inhabit backwaters
    • an isolated or peaceful place a sleepy Midwest backwater
    • a place or condition in which no development or progress is taking place the country remained an economic backwater
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    • IPA[ˈbakˌwɔːtə]

    英式

    • n.
      a part of a river not reached by the current, where the water is stagnant: the eels inhabit backwaters

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