From dē- +‎ fluō (flow).



dēfluō (present infinitive dēfluere, perfect active dēflūxī, supine dēflūxum); third conjugation, impersonal in the passive

  1. (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run down.
  2. (intransitive, in general) I move, float or swim downwards or downstream softly or gradually; flow or stream down; glide down, descend.
  3. (intransitive) I flow or pass away, drain off, cease flowing, disappear.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) I flow, come, pass.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) I cease, vanish, pass away, disappear; I am lost.
  6. (intransitive, figuratively) I am derived, descend.


   Conjugation of dēfluō (third conjugation, impersonal in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfluō dēfluis dēfluit dēfluimus dēfluitis dēfluunt
imperfect dēfluēbam dēfluēbās dēfluēbat dēfluēbāmus dēfluēbātis dēfluēbant
future dēfluam dēfluēs dēfluet dēfluēmus dēfluētis dēfluent
perfect dēflūxī dēflūxistī dēflūxit dēflūximus dēflūxistis dēflūxērunt, dēflūxēre
pluperfect dēflūxeram dēflūxerās dēflūxerat dēflūxerāmus dēflūxerātis dēflūxerant
future perfect dēflūxerō dēflūxeris dēflūxerit dēflūxerimus dēflūxeritis dēflūxerint
passive present dēfluitur
imperfect dēfluēbātur
future dēfluētur
perfect dēflūxum est
pluperfect dēflūxum erat
future perfect dēflūxum erit
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfluam dēfluās dēfluat dēfluāmus dēfluātis dēfluant
imperfect dēfluerem dēfluerēs dēflueret dēfluerēmus dēfluerētis dēfluerent
perfect dēflūxerim dēflūxerīs dēflūxerit dēflūxerīmus dēflūxerītis dēflūxerint
pluperfect dēflūxissem dēflūxissēs dēflūxisset dēflūxissēmus dēflūxissētis dēflūxissent
passive present dēfluātur
imperfect dēfluerētur
perfect dēflūxum sit
pluperfect dēflūxum esset, dēflūxum foret
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēflue dēfluite
future dēfluitō dēfluitō dēfluitōte dēfluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēfluere dēflūxisse dēflūxūrum esse dēfluī dēflūxum esse
participles dēfluēns dēflūxūrus dēflūxum dēfluendum
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
dēfluendī dēfluendō dēfluendum dēfluendō dēflūxum dēflūxū

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  • Italian: defluire
  • Portuguese: defluir


  • 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