refluent

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

adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM refluent

ref·lu·ence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for refluent

refluent
/ (ˈrɛflʊənt) /

adjective

rare flowing back; ebbing

Derived forms of refluent

refluence, noun

Word Origin for refluent

C18: from Latin refluere to flow back
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