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From dē- +‎ fluō (flow).



dēfluō (present infinitive dēfluere, perfect active dēfluxī, supine dēfluxum); third conjugation

  1. (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run down.
  2. (intransitive, in general) I move, float or swim downwards or downstream softly or gradually; flow or stream down; glide down, descend.
  3. (intransitive) I flow or pass away, drain off, cease flowing, disappear.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) I flow, come, pass.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) I cease, vanish, pass away, disappear; I am lost.
  6. (intransitive, figuratively) I am derived, descend.


   Conjugation of defluo (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfluō dēfluis dēfluit dēfluimus dēfluitis dēfluunt
imperfect dēfluēbam dēfluēbās dēfluēbat dēfluēbāmus dēfluēbātis dēfluēbant
future dēfluam dēfluēs dēfluet dēfluēmus dēfluētis dēfluent
perfect dēfluxī dēfluxistī dēfluxit dēfluximus dēfluxistis dēfluxērunt, dēfluxēre
pluperfect dēfluxeram dēfluxerās dēfluxerat dēfluxerāmus dēfluxerātis dēfluxerant
future perfect dēfluxerō dēfluxeris dēfluxerit dēfluxerimus dēfluxeritis dēfluxerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfluam dēfluās dēfluat dēfluāmus dēfluātis dēfluant
imperfect dēfluerem dēfluerēs dēflueret dēfluerēmus dēfluerētis dēfluerent
perfect dēfluxerim dēfluxerīs dēfluxerit dēfluxerīmus dēfluxerītis dēfluxerint
pluperfect dēfluxissem dēfluxissēs dēfluxisset dēfluxissēmus dēfluxissētis dēfluxissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēflue dēfluite
future dēfluitō dēfluitō dēfluitōte dēfluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēfluere dēfluxisse dēfluxūrus esse
participles dēfluēns dēfluxūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēfluere dēfluendī dēfluendō dēfluendum dēfluxum dēfluxū

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