(Flut"ter*er) n. One who, or that which, flutters.
(Flut"ter*ing*ly), adv. In a fluttering manner.
(Flut"y) a. Soft and clear in tone, like a flute.
(Flu"vi*al) a. [L. fluvialis, from fluvius river, fr. fluere to flow: cf.F. fluvial. See Fluent.] Belonging
to rivers; growing or living in streams or ponds; as, a fluvial plant.
(Flu"vi*al*ist), n. One who exlpains geological phenomena by the action of streams. [R.]
(Flu`vi*at"ic) a. [L. fluviaticus. See Fluvial.] Belonging to rivers or streams; fluviatile. Johnson.
(Flu"vi*a*tile) a. [L. fluviatilis, fr. fluvius river: cf. F. fluviatile.] Belonging to rivers or streams; existing
in or about rivers; produced by river action; fluvial; as, fluviatile starta, plants. Lyell.
(Flu`vi*o-ma*rine") a. [L. fluvius river + E. marine.] (Geol.) Formed by the joint action
of a river and the sea, as deposits at the mouths of rivers.
(Flux) n. [L. fluxus, fr. fluere, fluxum, to flow: cf.F. flux. See Fluent, and cf. 1st & 2d Floss,
Flush, n., 6.]
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,Trench.
And that same infant beauty that she wore
Is fixed upon her
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.
White flux is the residuum of the combustion of a mixture of equal parts of niter and tartar. It consists
chiefly of the carbonate of potassium, and is white. Black flux is the ressiduum of the combustion