reflow

verb

re·​flow (ˌ)rē-ˈflō How to pronounce reflow (audio)
reflowed; reflowing; reflows

intransitive verb

1
: to flow back : ebb
2
: to flow in again
reflow noun

Examples of reflow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the basic unit of text in an ebook does not correspond with a page, because the text can be made to reflow at different sizes and in various fonts, as the user prefers. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2021 The third portion of the bill would require regulatory fees collected by local government to be reflowed only to the specific industry it was collected from. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, 21 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reflow was in the 14th century

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“Reflow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reflow. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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