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flush

1
1. redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc.
2. Ecology an area of boggy land fed by ground water

flush

2
1. (of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck
2. Botany a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc.

flush

3
(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Flush

Signifying that the adjoining surfaces in a building or in a wall are even, level, or arranged so that their edges are close together and on the same plane.

flush

[fləsh]
(ecology)
An evergreen herbaceous or nonflowering vegetation growing in habitats where seepage water causes the surface to be constantly wet but rarely flooded.
(engineering)
Pertaining to separate surfaces that are on the same level.
(graphic arts)
A printing term that means no indention; headings are often run flush left, that is, they align at the left margin; flush-right lines align at the right.

flush

Having the surface or face even or level with the adjacent surface.

Flush

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
See: Dogs

flush

(data)
To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation.

"Flush" was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output operation. One spoke of the text that would have been printed, but was not, as having been flushed. It is speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of flushing unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer, washing the characters away before they could be printed.

Compare drain.

2. To force temporarily buffered data to be written to more permanent memory. E.g. flushing buffered disk writes to disk, as with C's standard I/O library "fflush(3)" call. This sense was in use among BLISS programmers at DEC and on Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965. Another example of this usage is flushing a cache on a context switch where modified data stored in the cace which belongs to one processes must be written out to main memory so that the cache can be used by another process.

flush

To empty the contents of a memory buffer. See buffer.
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[...] As that dark body approached him, shivers of terror and horror ran down Flush's spine.
For all toilets, all flush conditions, and all particle suspensions except C.
In the second flush of diameter of basidiocarp the highest treatment mean was in T4 (9x12) with a mean of 56.62 cm, followed by T3 (8x12) with 54.69 cm, T2 (7x12) with 49.44 cm and T1 (6x12) has the lowest treatment mean with 42.68 cm.
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Flushes with heparin or sodium chloride solutions were done every 8hrs.This study demonstrated no difference between heparin & 0.9% NaCl flushes on maintaining patency of short-term CVCs in adults.
Tell her how great she is for pointing so nicely and then, excitedly, urge her forward, telling her to "flush it" or "get it up" or whatever command you want to use.
Flushing AK Flush through the systems removes contaminants and can also be used after a compressor 'burnout'.
This kind of variety is not confined to the visual styles of the new flush plates which are available with two-volume flushes and start-stop function.
The Grohe Ondus Digitecture-Light flush plate incorporates colourful LEDs into a stylish flush plate.
He claimed these high-performance toilets are better designed to flush waste and keep the toilet bowl clean.
Q I want to switch over to synthetic oil, and I've read that I should flush the engine first.