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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 of outflow
1790-1800
1790-1800; out- + flow
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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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