from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part: an afflux of blood to the head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an upward rush of fluid
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flowing towards; that which flows to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of flowing to; a flow or flowing to; an accession: as, an afflux of blood to the head.
Medieval Latin affluxus, from Latin, past participle of affluere, to flow to; see affluent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)