What does reflux mean?

Definitions for reflux
ˈriˌflʌksre·flux

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refluxnoun

    an abnormal backward flow of body fluids

  2. ebb, refluxnoun

    the outward flow of the tide

Wiktionary

  1. refluxnoun

    the backwards flow of any fluid

  2. refluxnoun

    a technique, using a reflux condenser, allowing one to boil the contents of a vessel over an extended period

  3. refluxverb

    To boil a liquid in a vessel having a reflux condenser

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Refluxnoun

    Backward course of water.

    Etymology: reflux, Fr. refluxus, Lat.

    Besides
    Mine own that ’bide upon me, all from me
    Shall with a fierce reflux on me redound. John Milton.

    The variety of the flux and reflux of Euripus, or whether the same do ebb and flow seven times a day, is incontravertible. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Wikipedia

  1. Reflux

    Reflux is a technique involving the condensation of vapors and the return of this condensate to the system from which it originated. It is used in industrial and laboratory distillations. It is also used in chemistry to supply energy to reactions over a long period of time.

ChatGPT

  1. reflux

    Reflux generally refers to the process or condition where a substance or fluid flows back or returns. In different contexts, it can have different meanings: 1. In medicine, it refers to the backward flow of a body fluid, most commonly acid or bile from the stomach back into the esophagus, often leading to inflammation and heartburn. This condition is often referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). 2. In chemistry, reflux is a laboratory technique involving the condensation of vapors and the return of this condensate to the system from which it originated. It is used in industrial and laboratory distillations. 3. In geology, it refers to the process of backward erosion in a river or stream. 4. In meteorology, it refers to the process by which the flow of air is returned or redirected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refluxadjective

    returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action

  2. Refluxnoun

    a flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as, the flux and reflux of the tides

  3. Etymology: [F. reflux. See Refluent, Flux.]

Wikidata

  1. Reflux

    Reflux is a distillation technique involving the condensation of vapors and the return of this condensate to the system from which it originated. It is used in industrial and laboratory distillations. It is also used in chemistry to supply energy to reactions over a long period of time.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reflux

    The ebbing of the tide, or reflow of the waters, which have been pressed back.

Editors Contribution

  1. reflux

    boiling of the reaction in presence of condenser is called reflex

    the formation of 6-aminouracil by boiling of urea, ethylcyanoacetate in sodium ethoxide under reflux.


    Submitted by anonymous on May 23, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflux in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of reflux in a Sentence

  1. Michael Gershon:

    Stress can alter gut secretions and slow or speed up digestion, causing problems like reflux, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.

  2. Aoi Sedarat:

    If there is acid reflux, it can get aggravated by some vitamins and natural remedies, if that continues to be a problem, it can cause a narrowing in the esophagus. Taking a large bolus of anything, especially pills, it can get obstructed there.

  3. Lisa Drayer:

    Even when it shows a possible benefit for acid reflux, it's not something that clinicians are necessarily recommending.

  4. Shreya Prabhu:

    They’ll do things like check pupils, how well they seem to see with each eye, do an external exam and look for a red reflux in the retina… that (red eye) when people take pictures, if you don’t see that red spot in the center of the eye, there could be something in the eye like a cataract or other things obscuring that.

  5. Bob Ganz:

    People with [acid] reflux are really quite miserable, they can’t eat the way they want, sleep the way want, they can’t eat late at night, and often have to sleep sitting up in chair.

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