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  1. a rushing or pouring in.
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Origin of inrush

First recorded in 1810–20; in-1 + rush1
Related formsin·rush·ing, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • This tradition had been interrupted by the inrush of the wild libertarianism of the desert.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • Each snipping off is of course followed by an inrush of air.

  • This action, which is quite likely, must have resulted from the inrush of water on the port side.

  • Then I feel, at first only faintly, something like an inrush of electric fluid.

    The Inferno

    August Strindberg

  • At the shoulder of the point the wind met them, and the inrush of the ocean.

British Dictionary definitions for inrush


  1. a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
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Derived Formsinrushing, noun, adjective
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