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Flux

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Fluxn. [L. fluxus, fr. fluere, fluxum, to flow: cf.F. flux. See Fluent, and cf. 1st & 2d Floss, Flush, n., 6.].
  •  The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.  [1913 Webster]
    " By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body."  [1913 Webster]
    "Her image has escaped the flux of things,
    And that same infant beauty that she wore
    Is fixed upon her now forevermore.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    " Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.  [1913 Webster]
    " White flux is the residuum of the combustion of a mixture of equal parts of niter and tartar. It consists chiefly of the carbonate of potassium, and is white. -- Black flux is the ressiduum of the combustion of one part of niter and two of tartar, and consists essentially of a mixture of potassium carbonate and charcoal."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.  [1913 Webster]
Fluxa. [L. fluxus, p. p. of fluere. See Flux, n.].
     Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.  [1913 Webster]
    "The flux nature of all things here."  [1913 Webster]
Fluxv. t. 
  •  To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.  [1913 Webster]
    "He might fashionably and genteelly . . . have been dueled or
    fluxed into another world.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to become fluid; to fuse.  Kirwan.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause a discharge from; to purge.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Flux, n. & v.
--n.
1 a process of flowing or flowing out.
2 an issue or discharge.
3 continuous change (in a state of flux).
4 Metallurgy a substance mixed with a metal etc. to promote fusion.
5 Physics a the rate of flow of any fluid across a given area. b the amount of fluid crossing an area in a given time.
6 Physics the amount of radiation or particles incident on an area in a given time.
7 Electr. the total electric or magnetic field passing through a surface.
8 Med. an abnormal discharge of blood or excrement from the body.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. make or become fluid.
2 tr. a fuse. b treat with a fusing flux.

Etymology
ME f. OF flux or L fluxus f. fluere flux- flow

THESAURUS

Flux

ASA scale, BM, British candle, Brownian movement, Hefner candle, Scheiner scale, abscess, add, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, ague, amalgamate, anemia, angular motion, ankylosis, anoxia, anticoagulant, apnea, ascending, ascent, asphyxiation, assimilate, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, axial motion, backache, backflowing, backing, backward motion, bandage, bathe, bleeding, blend, blennorhea, bloody flux, bougie decimale, bowel movement, cachexia, cachexy, candle, candle lumen, candle power, candle-foot, candle-hour, candle-meter, cardialgia, care for, career, catharsis, change, chill, chills, china clay, china stone, cholera morbus, chylifaction, chylification, clay, climbing, coalesce, colic, colliquate, combine, come together, compound, comprise, concourse, confluence, conflux, connect, consolidate, constipation, convulsion, costiveness, coughing, course, crap, crosscurrent, cure, current, cut, cyanosis, decimal candle, decoagulate, decoct, defecation, defluxion, defrost, dejection, deliquesce, descending, descent, diagnose, diarrhea, diluent, dilutant, direct tide, discharge, dissolve, dissolvent, dissolving agent, dizziness, doctor, downflow, downpour, downward motion, drift, driftage, dropsy, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, ebb, ebb and flow, ebb tide, ebbing, edema, effusion, egestion, ejaculation, ejection, elimination, emaciation, embody, emission, encompass, evacuation, excretion, exposure meter, extravasation, extrusion, exudation, fainting, fatigue, fever, fibrillation, fireclay, flight, flood, flood tide, flow, flowing, fluctuation, fluency, fluidify, fluidity, fluidize, fluidness, flux and reflux, fluxility, fluxion, foot-candle, forward motion, full tide, fuse, give care to, glaze, gripe, gripes, growth, gush, heal, heartburn, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, high tide, high water, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus, include, incorporate, indecision, indecisiveness, indigestion, inflammation, inflow, infuse, insomnia, instability, integrate, intensity, interblend, interfuse, international candle, irregularity, itching, jaundice, join, juiciness, kaolin, labored breathing, lactation, lactescence, lamp-hour, leach, lientery, light, light meter, light quantum, liquefacient, liquefaction, liquefier, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, liquidness, lixiviate, loose bowels, low blood pressure, low tide, low water, lumbago, lumen, lumen meter, lumen-hour, lumeter, luminous flux, luminous intensity, luminous power, lump together, lunar tide, lux, make one, marasmus, massage, meld, melt, melt down, melt into one, merge, milkiness, mill run, millrace, minister to, mix, modification, moisture, motion, mounting, movement, mutation, nasal discharge, nausea, neap, neap tide, necrosis, nurse, oblique motion, obstipation, ongoing, onrush, onward course, operate on, opposite tide, oscillation, outflow, pain, paralysis, passage, percolate, petuntse, photon, physic, plaster, plunging, porcelain clay, poultice, progress, pruritus, purgation, purge, put together, pyrosis, quantum, race, radial motion, random motion, rash, reembody, refine, reflowing, refluence, reflux, refractory clay, regression, remedy, render, resolutive, resolvent, retrogression, rheum, rheuminess, rip, riptide, rising, roll into one, rub, run, runs, rush, sappiness, sclerosis, secretion, seizure, serosity, set, shade into, shit, shits, shock, sideward motion, sinking, skin eruption, slip, smelt, sneezing, soaring, solar tide, solidify, solubilize, solve, solvent, sore, spasm, spate, splint, spring tide, sternway, stool, strap, stream, subsiding, succulence, suppuration, surge, swing, swinging, syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, tabes, tachycardia, thalassometer, thaw, thin, thinner, tidal amplitude, tidal current, tidal current chart, tidal flow, tidal range, tide, tide chart, tide gate, tide gauge, tide race, tide rip, tidewater, tideway, traject, trajet, transudation, treat, trend, trots, tumor, turistas, unclot, undercurrent, undertow, unfreeze, unify, unit of flux, unit of light, unite, unrest, upset stomach, upward motion, vertigo, voidance, vomiting, wasting, water flow, wateriness, wavering

ROGET THESAURUS

Flux

Conversion

N conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation, evolution, sea change, change of state, assumption, naturalization, transportation, development, developing, conversion of currency, exchange of currency, exchange rate, bureau de change, chemistry, alchemy, progress, growth, lapse, flux, passage, transit, transition, transmigration, shifting, phase, conjugation, convertibility, crucible, alembic, caldron, retort, convert, pervert, renegade, apostate, converted into, convertible, resolvable into, transitional, naturalized, gradually, &c (slowly) 275 in transitu.

Motion

N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.

Liquefaction

N liquefaction, liquescence, liquescency, melting, colliquation, colliquefaction, thaw, liquation, deliquation, deliquescence, lixiviation, dissolution, solution, apozem, lixivium, infusion, flux, solvent, menstruum, alkahest, liquefied, liquescent, liquefiable, deliquescent, soluble, colliquative.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.


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