Definition of inflow in English:

inflow

noun

  • 1The movement of liquid or air into a place.

    ‘an inflow of less salty water’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Successful vascular repair requires adequate inflow, good flow through the conduit and adequate outflow.’
    • ‘Officials found the inflow into the lake was clean.’
    • ‘A lake can be closed in terms of surface hydrology, but may not be isolated from subsurface inflows and outflows.’
    • ‘A limited inflow of blood in a limb with occlusive arterial disease results in a fall in ankle systolic blood pressure during exercise induced peripheral vasodilatation.’
    • ‘When the carbohydrate pool reaches its highest value, the photosynthetic inflow is limited to the outflow of carbohydrates consumed by respiration and growth.’
    • ‘‘If the outflow from the Arctic decreases, then so may the inflow towards the Arctic,’ said Ms Hughes.’
    • ‘Nitrogen inflow derived from N uptake and N2 fixation during dt can be calculated from N content.’
    • ‘When the outflow from these downdraughts finally exceeds the inflow, the storm will dissipate and die.’
    • ‘The lake has no major inflow channel and water supply is maintained through spring water inflow and precipitation.’
    • ‘Genes were introduced into embryogenic calli with the particle inflow gun.’
    • ‘The depolarization opens the L-type calcium channels, causing inflow of calcium through the membrane into the cytosol.’
    • ‘As to the rate of seawater inflow and the effect of wind and waves, there would be immense problems of prediction.’
    • ‘Climate change predictions for the North of England suggest winters will become wetter, with more rainfall and greater inflow to estuaries and the sea.’
    • ‘Similarly, the river is facing relentless encroachment and severe pollution due to inflow of huge amounts of sewage from the habitations.’
    inflow, inrush, flood, inundation
    1. 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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Net capital inflows to the US have been positive in every quarter since the start of 1996, representing a genuine demand for US assets that would resume on a growth recovery.’
      • ‘The total £1bn outflow is £200m less than the established inflows.’
      • ‘The broker believes ‘a negative mix shift of assets, along with poor retail net inflows, will continue to put pressure on margins’.’
      • ‘Asylum seekers have also made up a substantial chunk of the numbers coming to Britain during the 1990s, comprising between a sixth and a third of annual inflows.’
      • ‘At the centre of the row is the State Reserves Bureau, which regulates the inflows and outflows of raw materials.’
      • ‘America needs capital inflows to offset its widening trade gap and to fund the gap between government spending and taxes.’
      • ‘Capital inflows are up, and the relatively small stock market has boomed.’
      • ‘New inflows will join large numbers of long-staying refugees, many stranded for over a decade.’
      • ‘It may well be that a slowing down of capital inflows to the US will be the catalyst this time.’
      • ‘As Europe's population ages, an inflow of immigrants is likely to be an economic plus.’
      • ‘The inflow of people with disposable incomes could cause Bradford to remodel itself as an integrated living and leisure city with a sound economic basis.’
      • ‘Without an inflow of young migrants, the British labour market would become tighter, leading companies to relocate overseas.’
      • ‘Net inflow into life assurance and pension funds rose by just 7% last year and this year has got off to a very wobbly start.’
      • ‘Italy, to take one example, is estimated to require an inflow of at least 200,000 people a year just to keep its workforce steady.’
      • ‘This is partly because, when you put the two together, Britain has more incomers than outgoers, and thus a net inflow of population.’
      • ‘But such a massive inflow would create problems for Australia's multicultural policy.’
      • ‘There has always been an inflow and outflow to and from this country and the benefits are incalculable.’
      infiltration, entry, inflow, spread, spreading, diffusion, percolation, filtering, seepage, soaking, soakage

Pronunciation

inflow

/ˈɪnfləʊ/