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outflow

[out-floh] /ˈaʊtˌfloʊ/
noun
1.
the act of flowing out:
We need flood control to stem the river's outflow.
2.
something that flows out:
to measure the outflow in gallons per minute.
3.
any outward movement:
the annual outflow of tourists.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; out- + flow
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  • By imposing a quota system, they can limit the outflow of beans from producing nations in times of oversupply.
  • It throttles the flow of energy in the body by adjusting the outflow of fatty acids to the needs of working cells.
  • Moreover, the company that was hired to keep tabs on the outflow of money existed mainly on paper.
  • Fill with water then pump water center inflow to edge outflow.
  • The resulting outflow is set to overwhelm the series of lakes and the stream that flows from that glacier.
  • But that outflow of deposits is also part of a longer-term trend away from corporate credit unions.
  • None of these programs can be set up quickly enough help stanch the outflow of jobs.
  • If bleeding does not occur, the doctor would check for obstructions that are preventing outflow of menstruation.
  • Nearby on the seabed, a large mesh basket is catching the outflow from the diver's hose.
  • The lakes are perennially covered with ice and have no outflow.
British Dictionary definitions for outflow

outflow

/ˈaʊtˌfləʊ/
noun
1.
anything that flows out, such as liquid, money, ideas, etc
2.
the amount that flows out
3.
the act or process of flowing out
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Word Origin and History for outflow
n.

1869, from out (adv.) + flow (n.).

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