refluent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin refluens, present active participle of refluō (I flow back).

Adjective[edit]

refluent (comparative more refluent, superlative most refluent)

  1. (now literary) Flowing back.
    Synonym: ebbing
    • c. 1615, George Chapman (translator), Homer’s Odysses, London: Nathaniell Butter, Book , p. 309,[1]
      [] let them cast it [my soul] downe
      Where refluent Oceanus doth crowne
      His curled head;
    • 1794, Erasmus Darwin, Zoonomia, London: J. Johnson, Volume 1, Section 14, Chapter 7, p. 123,[2]
      When the muscles of the heart cease to act, the refluent blood again distends or elongates them;
    • 1847, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, Part 1, Section 5,[3]
      [] in haste the refluent ocean
      Fled away from the shore, and left the line of the sand-beach
      Covered with waifs of the tide, with kelp and the slippery sea-weed.
    • 1928, Virginia Woolf, chapter 6, in Orlando[4], London: The Hogarth Press, OCLC 297407:
      now floods back refluent like a tide, the red, thick stream of life again

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

refluent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of refluer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of refluer

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

refluent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of refluō