what is difference between flow and menstruate
- enPR: flō
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fləʊ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /floʊ/
- Homophones: floe, Flo
- Rhymes: -əʊ
From Middle English flowen, from Old English flōwan (“to flow”), from Proto-West Germanic *flōan, from Proto-Germanic *flōaną (“to flow”), from Proto-Indo-European *plōw-, lengthened o-grade form of *plew- (“to fly, flow, run”). Compare float.
flow (countable and uncountable, plural flows)
- Movement in people or things characterized with a continuous motion, involving either a non solid mass or a multitude
- Water flows from an open tap.
- Rumors flow from one person to the next.
- The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
- (mathematics) A formalization of the idea of the motion of particles in a fluid, as a group action of the real numbers on a set.
- The notion of flow is basic to the study of ordinary differential equations.
- The rising movement of the tide.
- Smoothness or continuity.
- The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
- A flow pipe, carrying liquid away from a boiler or other central plant (compare with return pipe which returns fluid to central plant).
- (psychology) A mental state characterized by concentration, focus and enjoyment of a given task.
- The emission of blood during menstruation.
- (rap music slang) The ability to skilfully rap along to a beat.
- (computing) The sequence of steps taken in a piece of software to perform some action. (Usually preceded by an attributive such as login or search.)
- (continuity): See also Thesaurus:continuity
- (movement of the tide): ebb
- (continuity): See also Thesaurus:discontinuity
- ebb and flow
- flow on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Flow (psychology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
flow (third-person singular simple present flows, present participle flowing, simple past and past participle flowed)
- (intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.
- Rivers flow from springs and lakes.
- Tears flow from the eyes.
- (intransitive) To proceed; to issue forth.
- Wealth flows from industry and economy.
- (intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
- The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn’t flow.
- , Dedication
- Virgil […] is […] sweet and flowing in his hexameters.
- (intransitive) To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
- In that day […] the hills shall flow with milk.
- 1845, John Wilson, The Genius and Character of Robert Burns
- the exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl
- (intransitive) To hang loosely and wave.
- a flowing mantle; flowing locks
- March 11, 1788, Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
- the imperial purple flowing in his train
- (intransitive) To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb.
- The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
- (transitive, computing) To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
- (transitive) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
- (transitive) To cover with varnish.
- (intransitive) To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
- flowable, reflowable
Uncertain. Perhaps from Old Norse flói (“a large bay, firth”), see floe. Compare Scots flow (“peat-bog, marsh”), Icelandic flói (“marshy ground”).
flow (plural flows)
- (Scotland) A morass or marsh.
- “flow, n.2.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- “flow, v., n.1” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
- Wolf, fowl, wolf
- IPA(key): /ˈflow/, [ˈflow]
flow m (plural flows)
menstruum + -ate; sense 2 (“to undergo menstruation”) is possibly a back-formation from menstruation.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛnstɹʊeɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌmɛnstɹuˈeɪt/, /ˈmɛnstɹəˌweɪt/, /ˌmɛnˈstɹeɪt/ (the latter pronunciation leading to the spelling menstrate)
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- Hyphenation: men‧stru‧ate
menstruate (third-person singular simple present menstruates, present participle menstruating, simple past and past participle menstruated)
- (transitive, obsolete, rare) To stain with or as if with menses.
- (intransitive) To undergo menstruation, to have a period.
- Synonyms: be on one’s period, be on the rag
- menstrate (nonstandard, possibly proscribed)
menstruate (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Menstrual.
- menstruation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- inflection of menstruare:
- second-person plural present indicative
- second-person plural imperative
- feminine plural of the past participle of menstruare
- second-person plural present active imperative of mēnstruō