adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin refluent-, refluens, present participle of refluere to flow back, from re- + fluere to flow — more at fluid Date: 15th century flowing back

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  • Refluent — Ref lu*ent ( ent), a. [L. refluens, p. pr. of refluere to flow back; pref. re re + fluere to flow. See {Flurent}.] Flowing back; returning; ebbing. Cowper. [1913 Webster] And refluent through the pass of fear The battle s tide was poured. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refluent — REFLUÉNT, Ă adj. care refluează. (< engl. refluent) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • refluent — index regressive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • refluent — [ref′loo ənt] adj. [L refluens, prp. of refluere, to flow back: see RE & FLUCTUATE] flowing back; ebbing, as the tide to the sea refluence n …   English World dictionary

  • refluent — refluence, n. /ref looh euhnt, reuh flooh /, adj. flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide. [1690 1700; < L refluent (s. of refluens), prp. of refluere to flow back. See RE , FLUENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • refluent — [ rɛflʊənt] adjective literary flowing back; ebbing. Derivatives refluence noun Origin ME: from L. refluent , refluere flow back …   English new terms dictionary

  • refluent — ref•lu•ent [[t]ˈrɛf lu ənt, rəˈflu [/t]] adj. flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide • Etymology: 1690–1700; < L refluent , s. of refluēns, prp. of refluere to flow back. See re , fluent ref′lu•ence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • refluent — adj. flowing back (refluent tide). Derivatives: refluence n. Etymology: ME f. L refluere (as RE , fluere flow) …   Useful english dictionary

  • refluent — adjective a) flowing back b) ebbing …   Wiktionary

  • refluent — Synonyms and related words: antiphonal, ascending, axial, back, back flowing, backward, descending, down trending, downward, drifting, flowing, fluent, flying, going, gyrational, gyratory, mounting, passing, plunging, progressive, reacting,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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