reflux

Part of speech: noun

A flowing back; ebb.

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Usage examples "reflux":

  1. If the reaction proceeds too violently at the beginning, the reflux condenser may be assisted by placing a wet towel over the upper part of the flask. - "Organic-Syntheses", Conant, James Bryant.
  2. This internal flux and reflux is the whole mental life. - "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History", Auguste Sabatier.
  3. The sea is its living image; and in the flux and reflux of its continuous waves there is a faithful expression of the stormy succession of its thoughts and of its eternal motion. - "Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims", Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.