Flux

Definition of Flux

Pronunciation: flŭkst
n.1.The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body.
- Arbuthnot.
Her image has escaped the flux of things,
And that same infant beauty that she wore
Is fixed upon her now forevermore.
- Trench.
Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
- Felton.
2.The setting in of the tide toward the shore, - the ebb being called the reflux.
3.The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
4.(Chem. & Metal.) Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.
5.(Med.) A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.
6.(Physics) The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.
a.1.Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
The flux nature of all things here.
- Barrow.
v. t.1.To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.
[imp. & p. p. Fluxed (flŭkst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fluxing.]
He might fashionably and genteelly . . . have been dueled or
fluxed into another world.
- South.
2.To cause to become fluid; to fuse.
3.(Med.) To cause a discharge from; to purge.

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