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affluence

[ af-loo-uhns or, often, uh-floo- ]
/ ˈæf lu əns or, often, əˈflu- /
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noun

abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth.
an abundant supply, as of thoughts or words; profusion.
a flowing to or toward; afflux.

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Origin of affluence

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin affluentia, equivalent to af-af- + flu- flow + -entia-ence
sub·af·flu·ence, nounsu·per·af·flu·ence, noun
affluence , effluence, influence
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British Dictionary definitions for affluence

affluence
/ (ˈæflʊəns) /

noun

an abundant supply of money, goods, or property; wealth
rare abundance or profusion
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