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reflux

Pronunciation: re'fluks

Definition:

  1. A backward flow.
  2. chemistry to boil without loss of vapor because of the presence of a condenser that returns vapor as liquid.

[L. re-, back, + fluxus, a flow]

See Also: regurgitation

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