reflux

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reflux (countable and uncountable, plural refluxes)

  1. The backwards flow of any fluid.
    • 1719 April 25, [Daniel Defoe], The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, [], 3rd edition, London: [] W[illiam] Taylor [], published 1719, OCLC 838630407:
      [] after a little way out to sea, there was a current and wind, always one way in the morning, the other in the afternoon. This I understood to be no more than the sets of the tide, as going out or coming in; but I afterwards understood it was occasioned by the great draft and reflux of the mighty river Orinoco []
  2. (chemistry) A technique, using a reflux condenser, allowing one to boil the contents of a vessel over an extended period.
  3. (pathology) The leaking of stomach acid up into the oesophagus.

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reflux (third-person singular simple present refluxes, present participle refluxing, simple past and past participle refluxed)

  1. To flow back or return.
    the refluxing tide
  2. To boil a liquid in a vessel having a reflux condenser

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin refluxus.

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Noun[edit]

reflux m (plural refluxos)

  1. ebb, ebb tide
    Synonym: marea sortint
  2. reflux

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.fly/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

reflux m (uncountable)

  1. ebb, ebb tide
    Antonym: flux
  2. vicissitude
  3. reflux

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French reflux.

Noun[edit]

reflux n (plural refluxuri)

  1. reflux

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