What does the word reflux mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A flowing back; ebb.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld