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reflux

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noun re·flux \ˈrē-ˌfləks\

Simple Definition of reflux

  • medical : a backward flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus that causes heartburn

Full Definition of reflux

  1. 1 a :  a flowing back b :  gastroesophageal reflux

  2. 2 :  a process of refluxing or condition of being refluxed

Origin of reflux

Middle English, from Medieval Latin refluxus, from Latin re- + fluxus flow — more at flux


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with reflux


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reflux

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verb re·flux \ri-ˈfləks, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of reflux

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to flow back or return; especially :  to heat such that the vapors formed condense and return to be heated again

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to flow back



1926

First Known Use of reflux

1926


Learn More about reflux

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "reflux" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "reflux"


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