reflux

  1. an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
  2. the outward flow of the tide

Reflux

Reflux is a distillation technique involving the condensation of vapors and the return of this condensate to the system from which it originated. It is used in industrial and laboratory distillations. It is also used in chemistry to supply energy to reactions over a long period of time. == Reflux in industrial distillation == The term reflux is ve...
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Reflux

• (a.) Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action. • (n.) A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as, the flux and reflux of the tides.
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reflux

(from the article `petroleum refining`) ...fractionating column pressure at the desired figure, usually near atmospheric pressure (about 1 kilogram per square centimetre, or 15 pounds per ...
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reflux

(from the article `sedimentary rock`) ...of calcium-rich evaporite minerals like gypsum and anhydrite. These magnesium-rich brines then tend to be flushed downward owing to their high ...
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reflux

(re- + L. fluxus flow) a backward or return flow.
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reflux

(re┬┤flәks) a backward or return flow; see also backflow and regurgitation (def. 1). esophageal reflux , gastroesophageal reflux reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus; see gastroesophageal reflux disease. hepatojugular reflux ...
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reflux

noun an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
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Reflux

Re'flux` adjective Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.
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Reflux

Re'flux` noun [ French reflux . See Refluent , Flux .] A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as, the flux and reflux of the tides. « All from me Shall with a fierce reflux on me redound.» Milton.
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Reflux

a backward flow of food to the mouth from the gullet or stomach
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reflux

A backward or return flow. ... Origin: L. Fluxus = flow ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Reflux

Also referred to as regurgitation, this is a condition wherein small amounts of the contents of the stomach, or gastric juices, return into the esophagus, and even into the mouth.
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reflux

an ebb; boiling using a condenser to avoid liquid loss
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reflux

Backward flow.
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reflux

Backwash, for example, of stomach contents into the oesophagus causing heartburn.
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Reflux

During distillation some of the heavier flavours with comparatively high boiling points condense from vapour back into liquid form before leaving the still and are redistilled. This is known as reflux, and the greater the degree of reflux the lighter and 'cleaner' the spirit produced. Short, squat stills produce little reflux, compared to tall, sle...
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reflux

moving backward in the esophagus
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Reflux

Reflux: The term used when liquid backs up into the esophagus from the stomach.
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reflux

The backward flow of liquid from the stomach into the esophagus.
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Reflux

The flow of liquid back to where it originally came from. For example, there may be back-flow/reflux of urine from the bladder back up to the kidneys.
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Reflux

The spirituous gases which condense and fall down into the still before they reach the condenser, thus they are re-distilled. Higher reflux proffers a more delicate, lighter spirit.
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reflux

Type: Term Pronunciation: rē′flŭks Definitions: 1. A backward flow. 2. chemistry to boil without loss of vapor because of the presence of a condenser that returns vapor as liquid.
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Reflux

Vapour high in alcohol that returns to the still for further distillation. In pot stills the shape of the Lyne arm can be the reason; in continuous stills it is a method of controlling the final spirit.
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Reflux

Vapour high in alcohol that returns to the still for further distillation.
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