Fluxes



[fluhks] /flʌks/

noun
1.
a flowing or flow.
2.
the flowing in of the tide.
3.
continuous change, passage, or movement:
His political views are in a state of flux.
4.
Physics.

5.
Chemistry, Metallurgy.

6.
.
verb (used with object)
7.
to melt; make fluid.
8.
to fuse by the use of flux.
9.
Obsolete. to purge.
verb (used without object)
10.
to flow.
/flʌks/
noun
1.
a flow or discharge
2.
continuous change; instability
3.
a substance, such as borax or salt, that gives a low melting-point mixture with a metal oxide. It is used for cleaning metal surfaces during soldering, etc, and for protecting the surfaces of liquid metals
4.
(metallurgy) a chemical used to increase the fluidity of refining slags in order to promote the rate of chemical reaction
5.
a similar substance used in the making of glass
6.
(physics)

7.
(pathol) an excessive discharge of fluid from the body, such as watery faeces in diarrhoea
8.
the act or process of melting; fusion
9.
(in the philosophy of Heraclitus) the state of constant change in which all things exist
verb
10.
to make or become fluid
11.
(transitive) to apply flux to (a metal, soldered joint, etc)
12.
(transitive) an obsolete word for purge
n.

late 14c., from Old French flus “flowing, rolling, bleeding,” or directly from Latin fluxus “flowing, loose, slack,” past participle of fluere “to flow” (see fluent). Originally “excessive flow” (of blood or excrement); an early name for “dysentery;” sense of “continuous succession of changes” is first recorded 1620s. The verb is early 15c., from the noun.

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