Definition of afflux in English:

afflux

noun

archaic
  • A flow of something, especially water or air.

    ‘Hence, when the pulsations of the seed are stilled, the afflux of psychic energy ceases.’
    • ‘The equation which describes the model characterizes the afflux as a function of Froude number, and blockage ratio in terms of the downstream conditions.’
    • ‘Special hydrologic and ecologic conditions are a consequence of shallowness, closed area, entry of freshwater affluxes and of anthropogenic influences.’
    • ‘The standard culvert has sufficient cells to pass the discharge without significant afflux.’
    • ‘Because it was tried to plant cotton in the desert, huge amounts of water were taken from the natural affluxes.’

Pronunciation

afflux

/ˈaˌfləks/ /ˈæˌfləks/

Origin

Early 17th century from medieval Latin affluxus, from affluere ‘flow freely’ (see affluent).