[ in-kur-uh nt, -kuhr- ]
/ ɪnˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr- /


carrying or relating to an inward current.

Origin of incurrent

1555–65; < Latin incurrent- (stem of incurrēns), present participle of incurrere. See incur, -ent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incurrent

  • Its food consists of microscopic organisms which are taken in through the incurrent siphon.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold

British Dictionary definitions for incurrent


/ (ɪnˈkʌrənt) /


(of anatomical ducts, tubes, channels, etc) having an inward flow
flowing or running in an inward direction

Word Origin for incurrent

C16: from Latin incurrēns running into; see incur
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