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Flowing back; ebbing.

[Latin refluēns, refluent-, present participle of refluere, to flow back : re-, re- + fluere, to flow; see fluent.]

ref′lu·ence n.


rare flowing back; ebbing
[C18: from Latin refluere to flow back]
ˈrefluence n


(ˈrɛf lu ənt, rəˈflu-)

flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide.
[1690–1700; < Latin refluent-, s. of refluēns, present participle of refluere to flow back. See re-, fluent]
ref′lu•ence, n.
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Too languid to sting, he had the more venom refluent in his blood.
Grace aux cartes d'inondation qu'il a mises au point, il sera possible de determiner le temps que les eaux mettront pour atteindre ces zones, et le temps necessaire pour qu'elles refluent vers le lit de la riviere.
Victor Hugo's writing "expands and opens into vast paragraphs"; Blake's verse "recalls within one's ear the long relapse of recoiling water and wash of the refluent wave," containing "a rapid clamour of ripples and strong ensuing strain of weightier sound, lifted with the lift of the running and ringing sea" (ACS, p.
bow propitious (15) while my pen relates How pour her armies through a thousand gates, As when Eolus (16) heaven's fair face deforms, Enwrapp'd in tempest and a night of storms; Astonish'd ocean feels the wild uproar, The refluent (17) surges beat the sounding shore; Or thick as leaves in Autumn's golden reign, Such, and so many, moves the warrior's train.