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influent

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adjective in·flu·ent \ˈin-ˌflü-ənt, in-ˈflü-\

Definition of influent

  1. :  flowing in

First Known Use of influent

15th century


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influent

noun in·flu·ent

Definition of influent

  1. 1 :  something that flows in: such asa :  a tributary streamb :  fluid input into a reservoir or process

  2. 2 :  a factor modifying the balance and stability of an ecological community

Examples of influent in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of influent

1859



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