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[ref-loo-uh nt, ruh-floo-]
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  1. flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide.
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Origin of refluent

1690–1700; < Latin refluent- (stem of refluēns), present participle of refluere to flow back. See re-, fluent
Related formsref·lu·ence, noun
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Related Words for refluence

wane, sweep, abatement, decrease, flagging, decay, waning, shrinkage, lessening, slackening, degeneration, sinking, depreciation, diminution, retreat, subsidence, drop, recession, deterioration, withdrawal

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Historical Examples of refluence

  • For several minutes after Allen had gone, Helen sat, her face in her hands, waiting for the refluence of her strength.

    To Him That Hath

    Leroy Scott

British Dictionary definitions for refluence


  1. rare flowing back; ebbing
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Derived Formsrefluence, noun

Word Origin for refluent

C18: from Latin refluere to flow back
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