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outflow

[out-floh] /ˈaʊtˌfloʊ/
noun
1.
the act of flowing out:
We need flood control to stem the river's outflow.
2.
something that flows out:
to measure the outflow in gallons per minute.
3.
any outward movement:
the annual outflow of tourists.
Origin of outflow
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; out- + flow
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  • This gives rise to an outflow as well as an inflow of migrants.

  • I pitied her, and I saw by Bob's looks that he was not at all behind me in the outflow of his sympathy.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • Many rivers run into the lake, the only outflow being by the Angara.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • The escape of the outflow of fluid from the eye is ultimately through the veins.

    Glaucoma Various
  • Both 'out-flow' and 'outflow' are used once each in the text.

  • And still others which boiled furiously but had no outflow at all.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • Its outflow was unknown, and the theory was that it was one of a long chain which fed the Nile.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • At this moment the doors opened and the steps were covered with the outflow of the court.

    Max Fargus Owen Johnson
  • It was the outflow of all the discontents and annoyances of his life.

    A Country Gentleman and his Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for outflow

outflow

/ˈaʊtˌfləʊ/
noun
1.
anything that flows out, such as liquid, money, ideas, etc
2.
the amount that flows out
3.
the act or process of flowing out
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Word Origin and History for outflow
n.

1869, from out (adv.) + flow (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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