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Reflux vs. Regurgitation

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Refluxnoun

The backwards flow of any fluid.

Regurgitationnoun

The act of regurgitating.

Refluxnoun

(chemistry) A technique, using a reflux condenser, allowing one to boil the contents of a vessel over an extended period.

Regurgitationnoun

The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance

Refluxnoun

(pathology) The leaking of stomach acid up into the oesophagus.

Regurgitationnoun

The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.

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Refluxverb

To flow back or return.

‘the refluxing tide’;

Regurgitationnoun

backflow of blood through a defective heart valve

Refluxverb

To boil a liquid in a vessel having a reflux condenser

Regurgitationnoun

recall after rote memorization;

‘he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation’;

Refluxadjective

Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.

Regurgitationnoun

the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

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Refluxnoun

A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as, the flux and reflux of the tides.

‘All from meShall with a fierce reflux on me redound.’;

Refluxnoun

an abnormal backward flow of body fluids

Refluxnoun

the outward flow of the tide

Reflux

Reflux is a technique involving the condensation of vapors and the return of this condensate to the system from which it originated. It is used in industrial and laboratory distillations.

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