Reflux to Refresher
(Re"flux`) a. Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.
(Re"flux`), n. [F. reflux. See Refluent, Flux.] A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as,
the flux and reflux of the tides.
All from meMilton.
Shall with a fierce reflux on me redound.
(Re*foc"il*late) v. t. [L. refocillatus, p. p. of refocillare; pref. re- re- + focillare to revive by
warmth.] To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] Aubrey.
(Re*foc`il*la"tion) n. Restoration of strength by refreshment. [Obs.] Middleton.
(Re*fold") v. t. To fold again.
(Re`fo*ment") v. t. To foment anew.
(Re*for`est*i*za`tion) n. The act or process of reforestizing.
(Re*for"est*ize) v. t. To convert again into a forest; to plant again with trees.
(Re*forge") v. t. [Pref. re- + forge: cf. F. reforger.] To forge again or anew; hence, to fashion
or fabricate anew; to make over. Udall.
(Re*for"ger) n. One who reforges.
(Re*form") v. t. [F. réformer, L. reformare; pref. re- re- + formare to form, from forma form.
See Form.] To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or
bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate
man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
The example alone of a vicious prince will corrupt an age; but that of a good one will not reform it.Swift.
Syn. To amend; correct; emend; rectify; mend; repair; better; improve; restore; reclaim.
(Re*form"), v. i. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as,
a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
Civil service reform. See under Civil. Reform acts (Eng. Politics), acts of Parliament passed
in 1832, 1867, 1884, 1885, extending and equalizing popular representation in Parliament. Reform
school, a school established by a state or city government, for the confinement, instruction, and reformation
of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of idle, vicious, and vagrant habits. [U. S.]
(Re*form"), n. [F. réforme.] Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as,
reform of elections; reform of government.
Syn. Reformation; amendment; rectification; correction. See Reformation.
(Re-form") v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Re-formed (-f?rmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Re-forming.] To
give a new form to; to form anew; to take form again, or to take a new form; as, to re- form the line after
(Re*form"a*ble) a. Capable of being reformed. Foxe.
(Ref`or*made") n. A reformado. [Obs.]
(Ref`or*ma"do) n. [Sp., fr. reformar, L. reformare. SEe Reform, v. t.]