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[in-floh] /ˈɪnˌfloʊ/
something that flows in; influx.
Origin of inflow
First recorded in 1645-55; in-1 + flow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Such coal was formed in that part of the swamp which was not stirred by the inflow of a river.

  • By pressing against the injured part it checked the inflow of water.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • This must be immediately closed to stop the inflow of water.

  • In this attitude, and with trembling heart, I watched the inflow of the tide.

    The Boy Tar Mayne Reid
  • The inflow and the outflow of labor and capital are more or less rapid in the various industries.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • We give up nothing but that which impedes the inflow of godly forces.

    The Hive Will Levington Comfort
  • The inflow at "X" and condensation fills recess "R" with water more or less cool.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • If the inflow exceeds the capacity of the pumps, water will flow into the ship until all buoyancy is lost.

    An Unsinkable Titanic John Bernard Walker
British Dictionary definitions for inflow


something, such as a liquid or gas, that flows in
the amount or rate of flowing in
Also called inflowing. the act of flowing in; influx
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Word Origin and History for inflow

1839, from in + flow (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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