interflow

noun

in·​ter·​flow ˌin-tər-ˈflō How to pronounce interflow (audio)
variants or inter-flow
plural interflows or inter-flows
1
: a flowing into one another : a mixing together
2
: a continuous reciprocal movement or exchange
an interflow of ideas
interflow intransitive verb
or inter-flow
interflowed or inter-flowed; interflowing or inter-flowing
Thousands of Navajo who live in the area around Black Mesa get their domestic water from the aquifer or from waters that interflow with it. Lawrence Lack

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of interflow was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Interflow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interflow. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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