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Noun: undertow  'ún-du(r),tow
  1. An inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling
    "his account had a poignant undertow of regret"
  2. The seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
    - sea puss, sea-puss, sea purse, sea-purse, sea-poose

Derived forms: undertows

Type of: inclination, undercurrent, undertide

Encyclopedia: Undertow