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backdraft

[ bak-draft, -drahft ]
/ ˈbækˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft /
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noun

an explosive surge in a fire produced by the sudden mixing of air with other combustible gases.

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Origin of backdraft

First recorded in 1815–25; back2 + draft
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