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[in-ruhsh] /ˈɪnˌrʌʃ/
a rushing or pouring in.
Origin of inrush
1810-20; in-1 + rush1
Related forms
inrushing, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • She remains upright as she has been since righting herself after the first inrush of water.
  • One explanation is that an inrush of immigrants may not provoke a backlash so long as the economy is strong.
  • The main air induction valve was not shut and the craft was quickly overwhelmed by the inrush of water.
  • If tripping occurs on motor inrush, adjust settings in increments until motors start without tripping.
  • The short circuit protection must be set as close as practicable to the maximum starting inrush-current value for the machine.
  • Premium energy-efficient motors usually have higher inrush current than equivalent standard efficiency models.
  • When sizing the generator, consider the inrush current of the motors that are automatically started simultaneously.
  • The inrush of air then clears the device sensors for the next reading.
  • The inrush current for this motor can exceed six times the full load current.
  • Depending on the size of the inrush current it might trip the generators main breaker.
British Dictionary definitions for inrush


a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
Derived Forms
inrushing, noun, adjective
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