(Elec.), a battery which is kept constant by the flowing of the exciting liquid through the cell or cells. Knight.Flowing furnace, a furnace from which molten metal, can be drawn, as through a tap hole; a foundry cupola.Flowing sheet(Naut.), a sheet when eased off, or loosened to the wind, as when the wind is abaft the beam. Totten.

(Flow"ing) a. & n. from Flow, v. i. & t.

(Flow"ing*ly), adv. In a flowing manner.

(Flow"ing*ness), n. Flowing tendency or quality; fluency. [R.] W. Nichols.

(Flowk) n. (Zoöl.) See 1st Fluke.

(Flown) p. p. of Fly; — often used with the auxiliary verb to be; as, the birds are flown.

(Flown), a. Flushed, inflated. [Supposed by some to be a mistake for blown or swoln.] Pope.

Then wander forth the sons
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

Floxed silk
(Floxed" silk`) See Floss silk, under Floss.

(Floyte) n. & v. A variant of Flute. [Obs.]

(Flu"ate) n. [Cf. F. fluate. See Fluor.] (Chem.) A fluoride. [Obs.]

(Flu"a*vil) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon extracted from gutta-percha, as a yellow, resinous substance; — called also fluanil.

(Flu"can) n. (Mining) Soft clayey matter in the vein, or surrounding it. [Written also flookan, flukan, and fluccan.]

(Fluc*tif"er*ous) a. [L. fluctus wave + -ferous.] Tending to produce waves. Blount.

(Fluc*tis"o*nous) a. [L. fluctisonus; fluctus wave + sonus sound.] Sounding like waves.

(Fluc`tu*a*bil"i*ty) n. The capacity or ability to fluctuate. [R.] H. Walpole.

(Fluc"tu*ant) a. [L. fluctuans, p. pr. of fluctuare. See Fluctuate.]

1. Moving like a wave; wavering; (Med.) showing undulation or fluctuation; as, a fluctuant tumor.

2. Floating on the waves. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Fluc"tu*ate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fluctuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fluctuating ] [L. fluctuatus, p. p. of fluctuare, to wave, fr. fluctus wave, fr. fluere, fluctum, to flow. See Fluent, and cf. Flotilla.]

1. To move as a wave; to roll hither and thither; to wave; to float backward and forward, as on waves; as, a fluctuating field of air. Blackmore.

2. To move now in one direction and now in another; to be wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to vacillate.

Syn. — To waver; vacillate; hesitate; scruple. — To Fluctuate, Vacillate, Waver. — Fluctuate is applied both to things and persons and denotes that they move as they are acted upon. The stocks fluctuate; a man fluctuates between conflicting influences. Vacillate and waver are applied to persons to represent them as acting themselves. A man vacillates when he goes backward and forward in his opinions and purposes, without any fixity of mind or principles. A man wavers when he shrinks back or hesitates

Flowing battery

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