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From per + fluō ‎(flow).



perfluō ‎(present infinitive perfluere, perfect active perfluxī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. (transitive) I flow or run through something.
  2. (intransitive) I flow or run through.
  3. (intransitive) I drip with something.
  4. (intransitive, of garments) I flow, stream or float.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) I cannot keep a secret; I leak.


   Conjugation of perfluo (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perfluō perfluis perfluit perfluimus perfluitis perfluunt
imperfect perfluēbam perfluēbās perfluēbat perfluēbāmus perfluēbātis perfluēbant
future perfluam perfluēs perfluet perfluēmus perfluētis perfluent
perfect perfluxī perfluxistī perfluxit perfluximus perfluxistis perfluxērunt, perfluxēre
pluperfect perfluxeram perfluxerās perfluxerat perfluxerāmus perfluxerātis perfluxerant
future perfect perfluxerō perfluxeris perfluxerit perfluxerimus perfluxeritis perfluxerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perfluam perfluās perfluat perfluāmus perfluātis perfluant
imperfect perfluerem perfluerēs perflueret perfluerēmus perfluerētis perfluerent
perfect perfluxerim perfluxerīs perfluxerit perfluxerīmus perfluxerītis perfluxerint
pluperfect perfluxissem perfluxissēs perfluxisset perfluxissēmus perfluxissētis perfluxissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perflue perfluite
future perfluitō perfluitō perfluitōte perfluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives perfluere perfluxisse
participles perfluēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
perfluere perfluendī perfluendō perfluendum

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  • perfluo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.