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outflow

Line breaks: out|flow
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtfləʊ
 
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Definition of outflow in English:

noun

A large amount of money, liquid, or people that moves or is transferred out of a place: an outflow of foreign currency [mass noun]: capital outflow took place on a very large scale
More example sentences
  • Of course, the outflow of capital to foreign countries, stagnation of investment, and the steady decline of the stock market will become more serious.
  • Given the scale of the foreign assets, the government's payments capacity should be able to withstand any foreseeable shocks or capital outflows emanating from the otherwise worrisome fiscal situation.
  • The report noted the need for the abolition of limitations on the outflow of foreign currencies by enterprises that have invested in the nation.
Synonyms
discharge, outflowing, outpouring, outrush, rush, flood, deluge, issue, spurt, jet, cascade, stream, torrent, gush, outburst;
technical efflux

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