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refluent

[ref-loo-uh nt, ruh-floo-] /ˈrɛf lu ənt, rəˈflu-/
adjective
1.
flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin refluent- (stem of refluēns), present participle of refluere to flow back. See re-, fluent
Related forms
refluence, noun
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  • These crowding refluent ranks are but a small proportion of those that quitted their native streams for the sea.
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refluent

/ˈrɛflʊənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) flowing back; ebbing
Derived Forms
refluence, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin refluere to flow back
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