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Adjective: flushed  flúsht
  1. Having the pinkish flush of health
    - rose-cheeked, rosy, rosy-cheeked
     
  2. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment";
    - crimson, red, reddened, red-faced
     
  3. Having a red face from embarrassment, shame, agitation or emotional upset
    "her flushed beau";
    - blushful, blushing, red-faced, erubescent, ablush
Verb: flush  flúsh
  1. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    "The girl flushed when a young man whistled as she walked by";
    - blush, crimson, redden
     
  2. Flow freely
    "The garbage flushed down the river"
     
  3. Glow or cause to glow with warm colour or light
    "the sky flushed with rosy splendour"
     
  4. Make level or straight
    "flush the ground";
    - level, even out, even
     
  5. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
    "flush the wound with antibiotics";
    - scour, purge
     
  6. Irrigate with water from a sluice
    - sluice
     
  7. Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
    "flush the meadows"

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn], discomposed, healthy

Type of: change surface, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], course, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], douse, dowse, drench, feed, flow, glow, irrigate, rinse, rinse off, run, soak, sop, souse, water

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