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  1. a rapid or intense outflow: an outrush of water from a bursting pipe.

Origin of outrush

First recorded in 1870–75; out- + rush1
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Examples from the Web for outrush

Historical Examples

  • The influx of troops was hampered by the outrush of civilians.

    Astounding Stories, April, 1931


  • There appears to be an outrush of something from the burning substance.

    Heroes of Science</p>

    M. M. Pattison Muir

  • There is an outrush of something, said Becher and Stahl, and this something is the "principle of fire."

    Heroes of Science</p>

    M. M. Pattison Muir

  • But such an outrush of a nation in all directions implied the quick growth of diverse interests and opposing policies.

  • Here the step most vital to success, the sine qua non, was to keep that outside door open for the outrush of two hundred men.

British Dictionary definitions for outrush


  1. a flowing or rushing out
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