reflux


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Related to reflux: acid reflux, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

re·flux

 (rē′flŭks′)
n.
1. A flowing back; ebb.
2. Medicine Backflow, as of gastric acid into the esophagus.
3. Chemistry The process of refluxing.
v. re·fluxed, re·flux·ing, re·flux·es Chemistry
v.tr.
To boil (a liquid) in a vessel attached to a condenser so that the vapors continuously condense for reboiling.
v.intr.
To be boiled in such a way.

[Medieval Latin reflūxus : Latin re-, re- + Latin flūxus, flow, from past participle of fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

reflux

(ˈriːflʌks)
vb
(Chemistry) chem to boil or be boiled in a vessel attached to a condenser, so that the vapour condenses and flows back into the vessel
n
1. (Chemistry) chem
a. an act of refluxing
b. (as modifier): a reflux condenser.
2. the act or an instance of flowing back; ebb
[C15: from Medieval Latin refluxus, from Latin refluere to flow back]

re•flux

(ˈriˌflʌks)

n.
a flowing back; ebb.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin refluxus. See re-, flux]

reflux


Past participle: refluxed
Gerund: refluxing

Imperative
reflux
reflux
Present
I reflux
you reflux
he/she/it refluxes
we reflux
you reflux
they reflux
Preterite
I refluxed
you refluxed
he/she/it refluxed
we refluxed
you refluxed
they refluxed
Present Continuous
I am refluxing
you are refluxing
he/she/it is refluxing
we are refluxing
you are refluxing
they are refluxing
Present Perfect
I have refluxed
you have refluxed
he/she/it has refluxed
we have refluxed
you have refluxed
they have refluxed
Past Continuous
I was refluxing
you were refluxing
he/she/it was refluxing
we were refluxing
you were refluxing
they were refluxing
Past Perfect
I had refluxed
you had refluxed
he/she/it had refluxed
we had refluxed
you had refluxed
they had refluxed
Future
I will reflux
you will reflux
he/she/it will reflux
we will reflux
you will reflux
they will reflux
Future Perfect
I will have refluxed
you will have refluxed
he/she/it will have refluxed
we will have refluxed
you will have refluxed
they will have refluxed
Future Continuous
I will be refluxing
you will be refluxing
he/she/it will be refluxing
we will be refluxing
you will be refluxing
they will be refluxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been refluxing
you have been refluxing
he/she/it has been refluxing
we have been refluxing
you have been refluxing
they have been refluxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been refluxing
you will have been refluxing
he/she/it will have been refluxing
we will have been refluxing
you will have been refluxing
they will have been refluxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been refluxing
you had been refluxing
he/she/it had been refluxing
we had been refluxing
you had been refluxing
they had been refluxing
Conditional
I would reflux
you would reflux
he/she/it would reflux
we would reflux
you would reflux
they would reflux
Past Conditional
I would have refluxed
you would have refluxed
he/she/it would have refluxed
we would have refluxed
you would have refluxed
they would have refluxed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reflux - an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
esophageal reflux, gastroesophageal reflux, oesophageal reflux - reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus
hepatojugular reflux - a venous reflux occurring in congestive heart failure
ureterorenal reflux - a backflow of urine from the ureter into the renal pelvis
vesicoureteral reflux - a backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureter
2.reflux - the outward flow of the tide
ebbtide - the tide while water is flowing out
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
Translations
takaisinvirtaus

reflux

[ˈriːflʌks] Nreflujo m

reflux

nRückfluss m

re·flux

n. reflujo, flujo retrógrado;
abdominojugular ______ abdominoyugular;
esophageal ______ esofágico;
hepatojugular ______ hepatoyugular;
intrarenal ______ intrarenal;
ureterorenal ______ ureterorenal.

reflux

n reflujo; acid — reflujo ácido; gastroesophageal — reflujo gastroesofágico
References in classic literature ?
Who of all Ages to succeed, but feeling The evil on him brought by me, will curse My Head, Ill fare our Ancestor impure, For this we may thank ADAM; but his thanks Shall be the execration; so besides Mine own that bide upon me, all from mee Shall with a fierce reflux on mee redound, On mee as on thir natural center light Heavie, though in thir place.
three at the entrance of the hollow veins where they are disposed in such a manner as by no means to prevent the blood which it contains from flowing into the right ventricle of the heart, and yet exactly to prevent its flowing out; three at the entrance to the arterial vein, which, arranged in a manner exactly the opposite of the former, readily permit the blood contained in this cavity to pass into the lungs, but hinder that contained in the lungs from returning to this cavity; and, in like manner, two others at the mouth of the venous artery, which allow the blood from the lungs to flow into the left cavity of the heart, but preclude its return; and three at the mouth of the great artery, which suffer the blood to flow from the heart, but prevent its reflux.
This hurricane of human beings, the flux and reflux of living bodies, had the effect of leaving for a few short moments the whole bank of the Beresina deserted.
It flaunted to and fro with the swell and reflux of the waves, and looked as bright and beautiful as if its leaves were gold.
If D'Artagnan had been a poet, it was a beautiful spectacle: the immense strand of a league or more, the sea covers at high tide, and which, at the reflux, appears gray and desolate, strewed with polypi and seaweed, with pebbles sparse and white, like bones in some vast old cemetery.
At length the reflux of the tide, and the springing up of the wind, enabled them to quit their dangerous situation and take shelter in a small bay within Cape Disappointment, where they rode in safety during the residue of a stormy night, and enjoyed a brief interval of refreshing sleep.
He had disentangled the nodes of their intersections, assigning to each its regulated period of flux and reflux.
But there was no time; the explosion thundered, earth gaped, the smoke which hurled through the clefts obscured the sky; the sea flowed back as though driven by the blast of flame which darted from the grotto as if from the jaws of some gigantic fiery chimera; the reflux took the bark out twenty
To accomplish the change was like a reflux of being, and this when the plasticity of youth was no longer his; when the fibre of him had become tough and knotty; when the warp and the woof of him had made of him an adamantine texture, harsh and unyielding; when the face of his spirit had become iron and all his instincts and axioms had crystallised into set rules, cautions, dislikes, and desires.
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, in the mouth or gulf of which river, as I found afterwards, our island lay; and that this land, which I perceived to be W.
I told her my condition, and what a different flux and reflux of tears and hopes I had been agitated with; I told her what I had escaped, and upon what terms; and she was present when the minister expressed his fears of my relapsing into wickedness upon my falling into the wretched companies that are generally transported.
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