Definition of inflow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfləʊ/


1The movement of liquid or air into a place: an inflow of less salty water
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  • This causes a rapid inspiration but the inflow of air through the larynx into the lungs is blocked by an almost immediate closure of the glottis, meaning that the vocal cords come together.
  • The value of such distant rainfalls is that they do contribute to the flow of the Kunene and the inflow through Ruacana.
  • Temperature data loggers were deployed near the outflow of each lake to measure the timing and frequency of tidal inflow during high spring tides.
1.1The movement of a large number of people or things or a large amount of money into a place: enormous inflows of foreign investment [mass noun]: the inflow of migrant workers
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  • However, this can only be achieved through capital inflows into the real sector and a high-level of export volume.
  • Managing the rupee by controlling capital inflows requires targeting portfolio flows.
  • This would be done through increasing the inflow of resources to support development programmes.



noun& adjective
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  • For 750 years or more Cambridge has (with the exception of the odd revolt among the townsfolk) welcomed this seasonal human inflowing tide.
  • The maps were used to evaluate the ecological aspects of the studied ecosystem, such as the influence of inflowing rivers on the optical properties of the lake.
  • On the in breath, simply relax your stomach so that the inflowing air can effortlessly fill the empty lung space.
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