afflux

Definitions:

  • A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.
  • The act of flowing to; a flow or flowing to; an accession: as, an <em>afflux</em> of blood to the head.
  • A flowing towards; that which flows to.
  • an upward rush of fluid
  • The rise in water level (above normal) on the upstream side of a bridge or obstruction caused when the effective flow area at the obstruction is less than the natural width of the stream immediately upstream of the obstruction.
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