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backdraught

US and Canadian backdraft

/ (ˈbækˌdrɑːft) /
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noun
a reverse movement of air, gas, or liquid
an explosion that occurs when air reaches a fire that has used up all the available oxygen, often occurring when a door is opened to the room containing the fire
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