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flushing

verb
present participle of flush

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1 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse
  • use this cleaner to flush the drain in the sink

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2 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment)
  • he flushed deeply upon hearing the compliment

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flushing

flushness

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“Flushing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flushing. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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