- something that flows in; influx.
Origin of inflow
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Examples from the Web for inflow
If the pools lose their inflow of circulating cooling water, the water in the pools will evaporate.The Japan Nuke Problem No One's Talking About
March 14, 2011
Iraq is now beginning to see an inflow of investment capital that is likely to grow.Is Iraq Shifting to Iran?
November 16, 2009
This must be immediately closed to stop the inflow of water.
This gives rise to an outflow as well as an inflow of migrants.
It was only the inflow of the tide; and to escape from it would be easy enough.The Boy Slaves
By pressing against the injured part it checked the inflow of water.The Giant of the North
In this attitude, and with trembling heart, I watched the inflow of the tide.The Boy Tar
- 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
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