1. gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)

rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation

Hypernyms: ↑flow
2. a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area

many campsites were located near the flowage

Derivationally related forms: ↑flow
Hypernyms: ↑body of water, ↑water
3. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
Syn: ↑flood
Derivationally related forms: ↑flow, ↑flood (for: ↑flood)
Hypernyms: ↑filling

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Flowage — Flow age (?; 48), n. An overflowing with water; also, the water which thus overflows. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowage — [flō′ij] n. ☆ 1. a flowing, overflowing, or flooding 2. a flooded condition 3. what flows or overflows 4. Geol. a gradual change in shape of rocks that occurs without breakage …   English World dictionary

  • flowage — The natural flow or movement of water from an upper estate to a lower one is a servitude which the owner of the latter must bear, though the flowage be not in a natural water course with well defined banks …   Black's law dictionary

  • flowage — noun Date: 1830 1. a. an overflowing onto adjacent land b. a body of water formed by overflowing or damming c. floodwater especially of a stream 2. gradual deformation of a body of plastic solid (as rock) by intermolecular shear …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flowage — /floh ij/, n. 1. an act of flowing; flow. 2. the state of being flooded. 3. flowing or overflowing water, or other liquid. 4. Mech. gradual internal motion or deformation. [1820 30, Amer.; FLOW + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Flowage — Течение; Текучесть; Пластическая деформация …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • flowage — n. flow, current; flooding, inundation; liquid which flows or overflows …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flowage — flow·age …   English syllables

  • flowage — flow•age [[t]ˈfloʊ ɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) an act of flowing; flow 2) the state of being flooded 3) flowing or overflowing liquid 4) mec Mech. gradual internal motion or deformation • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • flowage — /ˈfloʊɪdʒ/ (say flohij) noun 1. the act of flowing; flow; the state of being flooded. 2. the flowing or overflowing liquid. 3. Mechanics gradual internal motion or deformation, without fracture, of a viscous solid such as asphalt …   Australian English dictionary

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