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backdraft

[bak-draft, -drahft] /ˈbækˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft/
noun
1.
an explosive surge in a fire produced by the sudden mixing of air with other combustible gases.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; back2 + draft
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Contemporary definitions for back draft
noun

a sweep of air backwards; also, a condition in a fire where oxygen is depleted and the fire dies down until a door is opened and the fire flares violently from the intake of oxygen

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