From dē- + fluō (“flow”).
dēfluō (present infinitive dēfluere, perfect active dēflūxī, supine dēflūxum); third conjugation, impersonal in the passive
- (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run down.
- (intransitive, in general) I move, float or swim downwards or downstream softly or gradually; flow or stream down; glide down, descend.
- (intransitive) I flow or pass away, drain off, cease flowing, disappear.
- (intransitive, figuratively) I flow, come, pass.
- (intransitive, figuratively) I cease, vanish, pass away, disappear; I am lost.
- (intransitive, figuratively) I am derived, descend.
- defluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- defluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- defluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette