• WordNet 3.6
    • adj flushed (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion "crimson with fury","turned red from exertion","with puffy reddened eyes","red-faced and violent","flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"
    • adj flushed having the pinkish flush of health
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze
    • flushed In calicoprinting, spread beyond the limits of the pattern: said of a color.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho."
    • adj Flushed suffused with ruddy colour: excited
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  • Prince Philip Edinburgh
    Prince Philip Edinburgh
    “The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.”


Busted flush - Someone or something that had great potential but ended up a useless failure is a busted flush.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. orig. identical with succeeding word, but meaning influenced by phonetic association with flash, the senses relating to colour by blush.


In literature:

Then came the pink flush of dawn.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
For the Halfbreed had thrown down a royal flush in diamonds.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
There was light enough to see the flush in his cheek, the ardour in his eye.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Gilian started guiltily, flushed to the nape of his neck and stammered an explanation or excuse.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
When Roger, flushed of cheek, had finished, Haskell lighted his cigar, which had gone out.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
An angry flush rose to his cheeks.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The flush of a hot, unbearable shame burned in her veins and shone redly in her face.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
A flush rose in Stanor's cheeks as he recalled an incident of the night of the accident.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
At that, even, Travis flushed.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Then, as he stood stock-still, a flush crept up her cheek to her pretty forehead.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

In poetry:

Lovingly young Miriam lingered:
Sunbeams flushed her olive cheek,
As she prayed the royal lady,
"Shall I go a nurse to seek?"
"To The Lily of The Nile" by Lizzie E Palmer
But, when the maid departed,
A Swabian raised his hand,
And cried, all hot and flushed with wine,
"Long live the Swabian land!
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The lady drooped--as droops a flower
Without the sun or rain;
And now at twilight's hectic flush,
She sang a wild, low strain:
"The Lovers" by James Avis Bartley
And he sees the pleasant cottage,
To which in the flush of pride,
The popular village pastor,
Brought home a most haughty bride
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
Gaz'd the anger'd Gods, while he,
Bacchus, made their temples his;
Flushed their marble silently
With the red light of his kiss.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
She gazed, and in the tender flush
That made her face like roses blown,
And in the radiance and the hush,
Her thought was shown.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Merck's Cordaptive, an extended-release niacin combined with a flushing inhibitor, has been filed for approval with the FDA, the firm said.
A reminder to outdoor recreationists of the North Platte River flush and flow that starts Monday.
Are the state's school districts really as flush as the governor claims.
The record-breaking audience member was Yvelisse Fermin from Flushing, Queens.
His speech is flush with self-confidence.
They do a lot more than put a flush in your cheeks.
Most small outboards today have a water flush port integrated into the lower unit.
Tow truck driver goes too far in Flushing.
A tow truck driver was jailed after he allegedly tried to haul more than a broken-down van from a Flushing home.
Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over David Ferrer in the US Open semi-final at Flushing Meadows.
Flushing revival plans disappear from website.
Grand plans afoot for downtown Flushing.
Flushing council race: new faces, old machine.
It is hoped that Flushing Township voters "wake up and smell the coffee" on election day.
Rosacea causes flushing, redness, and bumps across the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead.

In science:

Photosensitive wire chambers (introduced by Seguinot et al., and Bogomolov et al.,) and gaseous detectors with CsI photocathodes ( first developed by Charpak et al., and Dangendorf et al., ), operating in flushed by gas mode found widespread applications in experimental practice.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
Currently expensive PMs are used for this purpose. In our recent experiments [8,20-22] we have demonstrated that detectors with CsI photocathodes flushed by gas detectors are able to operate at cryogenic temperatures and detect with a high efficiency the scintillation lights from noble liquids.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
In spite of encouraging preliminary results, flushed by gas detectors have several inconvenient features, for example their working voltage V depends on the temperature.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
As in work inside the cryostat a “scintillation” chamber was installed - a gas chamber containing an 241Am source and flushed, depending on the measurements, by Ar or by Xe gases at pressures of 1atm (Fig. 11).
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
Radon lines disappear in May thanks to nitrogen flushing through the set-up. The lines from EC in 207Bi are dominating this spectrum, with a special mention to the 88 keV line (X-ray and Auger electrons cascade following capture in the 207Pb K-shell).
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)