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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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difficile, the toilet bowl water remained contaminated throughout the extended series of flushes. Fractional clearance patterns were similar, though not identical, for all conditions, with ~3 logs particle concentration reduction with the first flush, ~1-2 logs reduction with the second flush, and <1 log reductions thereafter.
As Dr Prague explains, hot flushes are triggered by the release of a brain hormone called neurokinin B (NKB) in response to dropping oestrogen levels.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, this study has demonstrated no significant difference between heparin and 0.9% NaCl flushes with regards to catheter patency in adult patients with short-term use of CVC's.
Although the results are not yet directly applicable in helping indivuduals affected by hot flushes, they mark a necessary first step, Rance maintains.
She compared women who experience hot flushes with those who do not, studying the peripheral blood vessels in patients' arms.
"In multiple observational studies, women with a higher body mass index (BMI; calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) have reported more frequent or severe hot flushes compared with women with a lower BMI," they added.
Theorthodox way of treating hot flushes is to take an oestrogen supplement such as HRT to control the problem swiftly but there is a down side to this; the hot flushes will return and become more severe once the drug is stopped.
Although HRT is effective in reducing hot flushes, recent data from the Women's Health Initiative and other concerns about estrogen use have limited its use in postmenopausal women.
If the higher of the two flushes in such toilets exceeds 1.6 GPF, then it doesn't matter that the low flush choice is below 1.6--the toilet is illegal.
Rose flushes 100 million or so of these viruses into a septic tank or waste-water injection well; both are small-scale disposal systems that lack waste-disinfection processes and are common in Florida.
However, after changing from heparin to saline flushes, nurses caring for the pediatric patients perceived an increase in the frequency of PIID replacement.
The siphon-jet toilet flushes when water from the tank is released to the bowl.