- a rushing or pouring in.
Origin of inrush
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for inrush
This tradition had been interrupted by the inrush of the wild libertarianism of the desert.The New World of Islam
Each snipping off is of course followed by an inrush of air.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
This action, which is quite likely, must have resulted from the inrush of water on the port side.World's War Events, Vol. I
Then I feel, at first only faintly, something like an inrush of electric fluid.The Inferno
At the shoulder of the point the wind met them, and the inrush of the ocean.
- a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012