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  1. something that flows in; influx.
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Origin of inflow

First recorded in 1645–55; in-1 + flow
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Related Words for inflow

arrival, introduction, invasion, incursion, inflow, entrance, inundation, penetration, convergence, inrush

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British Dictionary definitions for inflow


  1. something, such as a liquid or gas, that flows in
  2. the amount or rate of flowing in
  3. Also called: inflowing the act of flowing in; influx
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Word Origin and History for inflow


1839, from in + flow (n.).

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