- 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
Synonyms for flux
Related Words for fluxingthaw, disintegrate, evaporate, soften, heat, warm, fade, vanish, disappear, go, fall, drop, pass, loosen, relax, defrost, melt, dissolve, weld, merge
Examples from the Web for fluxing
Historical Examples of fluxing
For fluxing purposes domestic fluorspar is superior to the foreign product.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Common garnet, where abundant, has sometimes been used as a fluxing agent in metallurgical operations.
But if the Fluxing shou'd not cease of it self at the time when it ought, he must be purg'd to put a stop thereto.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
Limestone is quarried at Buxton, Millersdale and Matlock for lime, fluxing and chemical purposes.
The felspar or China stone furnish the fluxing ingredients for fusing and binding.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers
George J. Cox
- 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
Word Origin for flux
late 14c., from Old French flus "flowing, rolling, bleeding," or directly from Latin fluxus "flowing, loose, slack," past participle of fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Originally "excessive flow" (of blood or excrement); an early name for "dysentery;" sense of "continuous succession of changes" is first recorded 1620s. The verb is early 15c., from the noun.