Flushing definition

flŭshĭng
Present participle of flush.
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(UK) A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy.
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The act by which something is flushed.

We tried to repair the toilet, but it broke again after two or three flushings.

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A surface formed of floating threads.
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A section of New York City in northern Queens on western Long Island. Flushing Meadows was the site of two world's fairs (1939–1940 and 1964–1965) and the temporary headquarters of the United Nations (1946–1949).
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(place) N section of Queens, New York City, on the East River.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flushing
Plural:
flushings

Origin of flushing

  • altered < Du Vlissingen, town in the Netherlands

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition