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 for flowing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flow \Flow\ (fl[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowed (fl[=o]d); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Flowing.] [AS. fl[=o]wan; akin to D. vloeijen,
     OHG. flawen to wash, Icel. fl[=o]a to deluge, Gr. plw`ein to
     float, sail, and prob. ultimately to E. float, fleet.
     [root]80. Cf. Flood.]
     1. To move with a continual change of place among the
        particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or
        circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and
        lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
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     2. To become liquid; to melt.
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              The mountains flowed down at thy presence. --Is.
                                                    lxiv. 3.
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     3. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry
        and economy.
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              Those thousand decencies that daily flow
              From all her words and actions.       --Milton.
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     4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties;
        as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly
        to the ear; to be uttered easily.
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              Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.
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     5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to
        run or flow over; to be copious.
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              In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.
                                                    --Joel iii.
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              The exhilaration of a night that needed not the
              influence of the flowing bowl.        --Prof.
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     6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing
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              The imperial purple flowing in his train. --A.
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     7. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide
        flows twice in twenty-four hours.
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              The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.
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     8. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flowing \Flow"ing\,
     a. & n. from Flow, v. i. & t.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flowing \Flow"ing\, a.
     That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb);
     gliding along smoothly; copious.
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     Flowing battery (Elec.), a battery which is kept constant
        by the flowing of the exciting liquid through the cell or
        cells. --Knight.
     Flowing furnace, a furnace from which molten metal, can be
        drawn, as through a tap hole; a foundry cupola.
     Flowing sheet (Naut.), a sheet when eased off, or loosened
        to the wind, as when the wind is abaft the beam. --Totten.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to
             fluid flow; "a streamlined convertible" [syn:
             streamlined, aerodynamic, flowing, sleek]
      n 1: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
           [syn: flow, flowing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  136 Moby Thesaurus words for "flowing":
     affluent, ascending, autograph, autographic, axial, back,
     back-flowing, backward, balanced, calligraphic, cascading,
     chirographic, concinnate, concinnous, confluent, coursing, cursive,
     dangling, decurrent, defluent, dependent, depending, descending,
     diffluent, down-trending, downward, drifting, easy, effortless,
     elegant, engrossed, euphonic, euphonical, euphonious, facile,
     falling, falling loosely, fluent, fluid, fluidal, fluidic,
     fluxible, fluxile, fluxional, fluxionary, fluxive, flying, going,
     graceful, graphic, graphoanalytic, graphologic, graphometric,
     gulfy, gushing, gyrational, gyratory, hanging, harmonious,
     holograph, holographic, hung, in longhand, in shorthand,
     in writing, inscribed, italic, italicized, juicy, liquid, liquidy,
     longhand, manuscript, mazy, meandering, measured, mounting,
     on paper, ordered, orderly, passing, penciled, pendent, pending,
     pendulant, pendular, penduline, pendulous, penned, pensile,
     pleasing, plunging, pouring, printed, profluent, progressive,
     racing, reflowing, refluent, regressive, retrogressive, rising,
     rotary, rotational, rotatory, running, runny, rushing, sappy,
     scriptorial, scriptural, serpentine, shorthand, sideward, sinking,
     sluggish, smooth, smooth-sounding, soaring, streaming,
     stylographic, succulent, surging, surgy, suspended, sweet,
     swinging, symmetrical, tidal, tripping, up-trending, upward,
     vortical, watery, weeping, written

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