(Flu*id"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. fluidité.] The quality of being fluid or capable of flowing; a liquid, aëriform,
or gaseous state; opposed to solidity.
It was this want of organization, this looseness and fluidity of the new movement, that made it penetrate
through every class of society.J. R. Green.
(Flu"id*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fluidized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fluidizing.] To render fluid.
(Flu"id*ness), n. The state of being fluid; fluidity.
(Flu"id*ounce`), n. See Fluid ounce, under Fluid.
(Flu"i*drachm`) n. See Fluid dram, under Fluid. Pharm. of the U. S.
(Flu"kan) n. (Mining) Flucan.
(Fluke) n. [Cf. AS. floc a kind of flatfish, Icel. floki a kind of halibut.]
1. (Zoöl.) The European flounder. See Flounder. [Written also fleuk, flook, and flowk].
2. (Zoöl.) A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers.
Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce
the disease called rot.
(Fluke) n. [Cf. LG. flunk, flunka wing, the palm of an anchor; perh. akin to E. fly.]
1. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.
2. (Zoöl.) One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
3. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.
4. An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the United States); hence, any
accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke. [Cant, Eng.] A. Trollope.
(Fluke"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Same as 1st Fluke, 2.
(Fluk"y) a. Formed like, or having, a fluke.