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outflow

verb out·flow \ ˈau̇t-ˌflō , ˌau̇t-ˈflō \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of outflow

: to flow out

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First Known Use of outflow

before 12th century

in the meaning defined above

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outflow

noun out·flow \ ˈau̇t-ˌflō \

Definition of outflow

1 : a flowing out
  • the outflow of dollars
2 : something that flows out
  • outflow of a sewage treatment plant

Examples of outflow in a Sentence

  1. We joined the outflow of fans from the stadium after the game.

  2. The vents provide improved outflow of air.

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First Known Use of outflow

1785

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OUTFLOW Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outflow for English Language Learners

  • : an outward flow or movement of something



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