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flow

 
Noun flow has 7 senses
  1. flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    --1 is a kind of change of location, travel
    --1 has particulars:
     fountain, jet; ebb, reflux; flood; backflow, backflowing; airflow, air flow, flow of air; current, stream; freshet, spate; overflow, runoff, overspill; dripping, drippage; discharge, outpouring, run; flux, fluxion; seepage, ooze, oozing; drip, trickle, dribble; emission; flush, gush, outpouring; rush, spate, surge, upsurge
    Derived forms: verb flow4, verb flow3, verb flow2
  2. flow, flow rate, rate of flow - the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    --2 is a kind of rate
    --2 has particulars: cardiac output
    Derived forms: verb flow4, verb flow3, verb flow2
  3. flow, stream - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
    --3 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --3 has particulars:
     spill, spillage, release; flood, overflow, outpouring
    Derived forms: verb flow4, verb flow3, verb flow2, verb flow1
  4. flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
    --4 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --4 has particulars:
     slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash; turbulent flow; streamline flow; filling; flowage; inflow, influx; outflow, effluence, efflux
    Derived forms: verb flow4, verb flow3
  5. stream, flow - something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
    --5 is a kind of motion
    Derived form: verb flow1
  6. stream, flow, current - dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"
    --6 is a kind of course, line
  7. menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow - the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle
    --7 is a kind of discharge, emission, expelling
    --7 has particulars: menorrhagia, hypermenorrhea; oligomenorrhea
    Derived form: verb flow7
Verb flow has 7 senses
  1. flow, flux - move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
    --1 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun flow5, noun flow3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. run, flow, feed, course - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
    --2 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun flow3, noun flow2, noun flow1, noun flowing1
    Sample sentence:
    Water and oil flow into the bowl
  3. flow - cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
    Derived forms: noun flow4, noun flow3, noun flow2, noun flow1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. flow - be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
    --4 is one way to
    exist, be
    Derived forms: noun flow2, noun flow1, noun flow4, noun flow3
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. hang, fall, flow - fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
  6. flow - cover or swamp with water
    --6 is one way to
    flood
    Derived forms: noun flowage2, noun flowage3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. menstruate, flow - undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11"
    --7 is one way to shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage
    Derived form: noun flow7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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