influent


1in·flu·ent

adjective \ˈin-ˌflü-ənt, in-ˈ\

Definition of INFLUENT

:  flowing in

First Known Use of INFLUENT

15th century

Rhymes with INFLUENT

2influent

noun

Definition of INFLUENT

1
:  something that flows in: as
a :  a tributary stream
b :  fluid input into a reservoir or process
2
:  a factor modifying the balance and stability of an ecological community

Examples of INFLUENT

  1. <along with its influents, the Missouri and Ohio rivers, the Mississippi River drains all or part of 31 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces>

First Known Use of INFLUENT

1859

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