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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 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