- something that flows to or toward a point: an afflux of blood to the head.
- the act of flowing to or toward; flow.
Origin of afflux
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Examples from the Web for afflux
Spirituous drinks occasion an afflux of the gastric juices, become acid, and are absorbed.
The best mode of exhibiting them, is to tie the vena portæ of a living animal, when they erect themselves by the afflux of blood.
Above, it forms two great folds, which may both be swollen by the afflux of the blood, and acquire considerable size.The Ocean World:
The stimulus of melody produced an immediate increase in the afflux of blood to the brain.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)
The equable warmth of bed was soothing to the nervous system, and solicited the afflux of blood to the surface.
- a flowing towards a pointan afflux of blood to the head
C17: from Latin affluxus, from fluxus flux
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- A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.
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