From per- +‎ fluō (flow).



perfluō (present infinitive perfluere, perfect active perflūxī, supine perflūxum); third conjugation, impersonal in the passive

  1. (transitive) I flow or run through something.
  2. (intransitive) I flow or run through.
  3. (intransitive) I drip with something.
  4. (intransitive, of garments) I flow, stream or float.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) I cannot keep a secret; I leak.


   Conjugation of perfluō (third conjugation, impersonal in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perfluō perfluis perfluit perfluimus perfluitis perfluunt
imperfect perfluēbam perfluēbās perfluēbat perfluēbāmus perfluēbātis perfluēbant
future perfluam perfluēs perfluet perfluēmus perfluētis perfluent
perfect perflūxī perflūxistī perflūxit perflūximus perflūxistis perflūxērunt, perflūxēre
pluperfect perflūxeram perflūxerās perflūxerat perflūxerāmus perflūxerātis perflūxerant
future perfect perflūxerō perflūxeris perflūxerit perflūxerimus perflūxeritis perflūxerint
passive present perfluitur
imperfect perfluēbātur
future perfluētur
perfect perflūxum est
pluperfect perflūxum erat
future perfect perflūxum erit
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perfluam perfluās perfluat perfluāmus perfluātis perfluant
imperfect perfluerem perfluerēs perflueret perfluerēmus perfluerētis perfluerent
perfect perflūxerim perflūxerīs perflūxerit perflūxerīmus perflūxerītis perflūxerint
pluperfect perflūxissem perflūxissēs perflūxisset perflūxissēmus perflūxissētis perflūxissent
passive present perfluātur
imperfect perfluerētur
perfect perflūxum sit
pluperfect perflūxum esset, perflūxum foret
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perflue perfluite
future perfluitō perfluitō perfluitōte perfluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives perfluere perflūxisse perflūxūrum esse perfluī perflūxum esse
participles perfluēns perflūxūrus perflūxum perfluendum
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
perfluendī perfluendō perfluendum perfluendō perflūxum perflūxū

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  • perfluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • perfluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • perfluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette