What is flush?

  • (verb): Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid.
    Example: "Flush the wound with antibiotics"
    Synonyms: scour, purge
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Low Flush Toilet
... A low-flush toilet or low-flow toilet is a flush toilet that uses significantly less water than a full-flush toilet ... Most low-flush toilets use 6 liters (1.6 gallons) per flush as opposed to the usual 13.2 liters (about 3.5 gallons) ... Many dual flush toilets have a 6 litre and a lower flush ...
Flush - Computing
... Cache flush, when a CPU cache is emptied Allocate-on-flush, a computer file system. ...
First Flush Device
... A first flush device is a method of reducing or eliminating first flush of bird droppings, dust, and other airborne contaminants from rainwater harvesting from roof tops ...
Casino Hold 'em - Side Bets
... A pair of aces to a straight pays 7 to 1, flush 20 to 1, full house 30 to 1, four of a kind 40 to 1, straight flush 50 to 1 and royal flush 100 to 1 ... pay table, A pair of aces to a straight pays 7 to 1, flush or higher 25 to 1 ...
Aircraft Lavatory - Types of Aircraft Lavatories
... of the "chemical toilet blue water recirculated electric flush" variety ... Instead lavatory manufacturers have progressed to "vacuum flush" technology to eliminate solid and liquid residue from the basin, patented in 1975 ... Some of the advantages of "vacuum flush technology" systems, from aircraft designers’ perspective, is the increased safety attributes through less risk of corrosive waste "spill over" into recesses ...

More definitions of "flush":

  • (noun): A sudden rapid flow (as of water).
    Example: "He heard the flush of a toilet"
    Synonyms: gush, outpouring
  • (verb): Irrigate with water from a sluice.
    Synonyms: sluice
  • (verb): Flow freely.
    Example: "The garbage flushed down the river"
  • (adv): In the same plane.
    Example: "Set it flush with the top of the table"
  • (adj): Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value.
    Example: "A speculator flush with cash"
    Synonyms: affluent, loaded, moneyed, wealthy
  • (verb): Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water.
    Example: "Flush the meadows"
  • (adj): Of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane.
    Example: "A door flush with the wall"; "the bottom of the window is flush with the floor"
  • (noun): Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty).
    Synonyms: blush
  • (noun): A poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit.
  • (noun): A rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health.
    Synonyms: bloom, blush, rosiness
  • (noun): Sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders).
    Synonyms: hot flash
  • (adv): Squarely or solidly.
    Example: "Hit him flush in the face"

Famous quotes containing the word flush:

    F.R. Leavis’s “eat up your broccoli” approach to fiction emphasises this junkfood/wholefood dichotomy. If reading a novel—for the eighteenth century reader, the most frivolous of diversions—did not, by the middle of the twentieth century, make you a better person in some way, then you might as well flush the offending volume down the toilet, which was by far the best place for the undigested excreta of dubious nourishment.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    What potent blood hath modest May;
    What fiery force the earth renews,
    The wealth of forms, the flush of hues;
    Joy shed in rosy waves abroad
    Flows from the heart of Love, the Lord.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Human beings will be happier—not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)