inrush

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noun in·rush \ˈin-ˌrəsh\

Definition of inrush

  1. :  a crowding or flooding in

Examples of inrush in a Sentence

  1. a sudden inrush of water

  2. a sudden inrush of air blew my hair back

First Known Use of inrush

1817


INRUSH Defined for English Language Learners

inrush

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Definition of inrush for English Language Learners

  • : a fast inward flow or movement into a place



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