affluent

[ af-loo-uhnt or, often, uh-floo- ]
/ ˈæf lu ənt or, often, əˈflu- /

adjective

having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.
abounding in anything; abundant.
flowing freely: an affluent fountain.

noun

a tributary stream.
an affluent person: a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.

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Origin of affluent

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin affluent- (stem of affluēns “rich”; originally present participle of affluere), equivalent to af-af- + flu- “flow” + -ent-ent

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1. See rich.

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British Dictionary definitions for affluent

affluent
/ (ˈæflʊənt) /

adjective

rich; wealthy
abundant; copious
flowing freely

noun

archaic a tributary stream

Word Origin for affluent

C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow
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