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[ ref-loo-uh nt, ruh-floo- ]
/ ˈrɛf lu ənt, rəˈflu- /


flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide.

Nearby words

reflexivize, reflexogenic, reflexograph, reflexology, reflexometer, refluent, reflux, reflux esophagitis, reflux oesophagitis, reflux otitis media, refocus

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for refluent


/ (ˈrɛflʊənt) /


rare flowing back; ebbing
Derived Formsrefluence, noun

Word Origin for refluent

C18: from Latin refluere to flow back
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