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1 the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak" [syn: escape, leak, leakage]
2 the process of flowing out [syn: effluence, efflux] [ant: inflow, inflow]
3 a natural flow of ground water [syn: spring, fountain, outpouring, natural spring]

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  1. The process of flowing out



Extensive Definition

Outflow (contrasted with inflow) may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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