Flushing

[ fluhsh-ing ]
/ ˈflʌʃ ɪŋ /

noun

Dutch Vlissingen. a seaport on Walcheren Island, in the SW Netherlands.

Definition for flushing (2 of 4)

flush1
[ fluhsh ]
/ flʌʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of flush

1
1540–50; perhaps extended senses of flush3; compare similar phonesthemic elements and meanings of blush, gush, flash

SYNONYMS FOR flush

OTHER WORDS FROM flush

flush·a·ble, adjectiveflush·er, nounflush·ing·ly, adverbflush·ness, noun

Definition for flushing (3 of 4)

Origin of flush

2
First recorded in 1540–50; perhaps all sense developments of flush1

OTHER WORDS FROM flush

flush·ness, noun

Definition for flushing (4 of 4)

flush3
[ fluhsh ]
/ flʌʃ /
Hunting.

verb (used with object)

to rouse and cause to start up or fly off: to flush a woodcock.

verb (used without object)

to fly out or start up suddenly.

noun

a flushed bird or flock of birds.

Origin of flush

3
1250–1300; Middle English flusshen, first attested as past participle fluste, fliste; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for flushing (1 of 6)

flushing
/ (ˈflʌʃɪŋ) /

noun

an extra feeding given to ewes before mating to increase the lambing percentage

British Dictionary definitions for flushing (2 of 6)

Flushing
/ (ˈflʌʃɪŋ) /

noun

a port in the SW Netherlands, in Zeeland province, on Walcheren Island, at the mouth of the West Scheldt river: the first Dutch city to throw off Spanish rule (1572). Pop: 45 000 (2003 est)Dutch name: Vlissingen

British Dictionary definitions for flushing (3 of 6)

flush1
/ (flʌʃ) /

verb

noun

adjective

having a ruddy or heightened colour

Derived forms of flush

flusher, noun

Word Origin for flush

C16 (in the sense: to gush forth): perhaps from flush ³

British Dictionary definitions for flushing (4 of 6)

Derived forms of flush

flushness, noun

Word Origin for flush

C18: probably from flush 1 (in the sense: spring out)

British Dictionary definitions for flushing (5 of 6)

flush3
/ (flʌʃ) /

verb

(tr) to rouse (game, wild creatures, etc) and put to flight

Word Origin for flush

C13 flusshen, perhaps of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for flushing (6 of 6)

flush4
/ (flʌʃ) /

noun

(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Word Origin for flush

C16: from Old French flus, from Latin fluxus flux
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Medicine definitions for flushing

flush
[ flŭsh ]

v.

To turn red, as from fever, heat, or strong emotion; blush.
To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water.

n.

An act of cleansing or rinsing with a flow of water.
A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.

adj.

Having surfaces in the same plane; even.
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