Reflux definition

rēflŭks
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(medicine) Backflow, as of gastric acid into the esophagus.
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A flowing back; ebb.
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(chemistry) The process of refluxing.
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To boil (a liquid) in a vessel attached to a condenser so that the vapors continuously condense for reboiling.
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A flowing back; ebb; specif., regurgitation of food or gastric acid from the stomach to the esophagus.
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A flowing back; ebb.
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(medicine) Backflow, as of gastric acid into the esophagus.
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(chemistry) The process of refluxing.
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(medicine) To flow back; undergo backflow.
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To boil a liquid in a vessel attached to a condenser so that the vapors continuously condense for reboiling.
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To be boiled in such a way.
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The backwards flow of any fluid.
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(chemistry) A technique, using a reflux condenser, allowing one to boil the contents of a vessel over an extended period.
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(pathology) The leaking of stomach acid up into the oesophagus.
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To boil a liquid in a vessel having a reflux condenser.
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To be boiled in such a way.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
reflux
Plural:
refluxes

Origin of reflux

  • Medieval Latin reflūxus Latin re- re- Latin flūxus flow from past participle of fluere to flow bhleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition