- the rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy.
- a quantity expressing the strength of a field of force in a given area.
- a substance used to refine metals by combining with impurities to form a molten mixture that can be readily removed.
- a substance used to remove oxides from and prevent further oxidation of fused metal, as in soldering or hot-dip coating.
- (in the refining of scrap or other metal) a salt or mixture of salts that combines with nonmetallic impurities, causing them to float or coagulate.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of flux
Related formsnon·flux, nounsu·per·flux, nountrans·flux, noun
Examples from the Web for fluxing
The felspar or China stone furnish the fluxing ingredients for fusing and binding.
Common garnet, where abundant, has sometimes been used as a fluxing agent in metallurgical operations.
For fluxing purposes domestic fluorspar is superior to the foreign product.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
At a low temperature such constituents as lime and iron are not much affected, but at a greater heat they act as fluxing agents.
All such things no longer are, for they were forms, manifestations of fluxing matter ere they melted into the flux again.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for fluxing
- the rate of flow of particles, energy, or a fluid, through a specified area, such as that of neutrons (neutron flux) or of light energy (luminous flux)
- the strength of a field in a given area expressed as the product of the area and the component of the field strength at right angles to the areamagnetic flux; electric flux