From per- + fluō (“flow”).
perfluō (present infinitive perfluere, perfect active perflūxī, supine perflūxum); third conjugation, impersonal in the passive
- (transitive) I flow or run through something.
- (intransitive) I flow or run through.
- (intransitive) I drip with something.
- (intransitive, of garments) I flow, stream or float.
- (intransitive, figuratively) I cannot keep a secret; I leak.
- 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