flushed

adjective \ ˈfləsht \

Definition of flushed

: tinged with red especially in the face (as from shame, illness, heat, or physical exertion)
  • Her mother, inclined at first to attribute her complaints to moping, took a second look at her flushed cheeks and put her to bed.
  • —Elizabeth George Speare
  • The man opposite looked flushed. … The broken veins on his cheeks were probably a sign of bad circulation and excessive drinking.
  • —Mark Billingham

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1623

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