flushed

adjective
\ ˈfləsht How to pronounce flushed (audio) \

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

First Known Use of flushed

1623, in the meaning defined above

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“Flushed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flushed. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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flushed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of flushed

: red because of heat or emotion

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