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  Words related to flow

Related / Similar Words: stream, flowing, current, menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow rate, rate of flow, menstruate, hang, fall, flux, run, feed, course

 

Definition:
  • the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression;
  • the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases);
  • dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history";
  • any uninterrupted stream or discharge;
  • the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to;
  • something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors";
  • the amount of fluid that flows in a given time;
  • undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11";
  • cover or swamp with water;
  • fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back";
  • move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium";
  • move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi";
  • cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper";
  • be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding";

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    See Also: be due, flow from, overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over

     

    Hyponyms: spill, spillage, release, flood, overflow, outpouring, fountain, jet, ebb, reflux, backflow, backflowing, airflow, air flow, flow of air, current, stream, freshet, spate, runoff, overspill, dripping, drippage, discharge, run, flux, fluxion, seepage, ooze, oozing, drip, trickle, dribble, emission, flush, gush, rush, surge, upsurge, slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash, turbulent flow, streamline flow, filling, flowage, inflow, influx, outflow, effluence, efflux, menorrhagia, hypermenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, cardiac output, lave, lap, ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate, transpire, transpirate, tide, circulate, eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl, waste, run off, run down, pour, run out, well out, filter, drain, seep, gutter

     

    Entailments: ovulate

     

    Derivational Morphology: stream, well out, run, feed, course, flux, menstruate, pour, swarm, teem, pullulate, menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flowage, flood, hang, fluxion, trend, flow rate, rate of flow, flowing, rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet, discharge, outpouring

     

    Anagrams: fowl, wolf, Wolf

     

    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: tok   Breton: beradur and deverañ and lanv  
    Bulgarian: тека and течение   Croatian: tok  
    Danish: flod and strøm and strømme   Dutch: vloeien  
    Finnish: virrata and virtaus and vuoksi   French: écoulement and couler and flux  
    German: fließen and Fluss and Flut   Italian: flusso and riflusso  
    Norwegian: flo and flom and flomme   Polish: przepływ and przypływ and płynąć  
    Portuguese: fluxo and fluxo da maré   Romanian: curge and curgere and flux  
    Russian: прилив and течение and течь   Slovak: príliv and prúd and tiecť  
    Slovene: teči and tok   Spanish: fluir  
    Swedish: ström and strömma   Turkish: akmak and akış  
     
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