Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Flowing in or into.
  • noun An inflow, especially a tributary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting that through which air or other fluid enters, either to cleanse or aerate: used of a pipe or duct, or channel.
  • noun A tributary stream, looked at from the point of view of the receiving stream.
  • Flowing in.
  • Exerting influence; influential.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Flowing in.
  • adjective obsolete Exerting influence; influential.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A stream which flows into another stream or lake.
  • noun ecology An organism having an important effect on a plant or animal community.
  • adjective Flowing in.
  • adjective Exercising astral influence.
  • adjective ecology That is an influent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective flowing inward

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin influent-, the present participle stem of influere

Examples

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  • So as a fire the mighty morning smote

    Throughout her, and incensed with the influent hour

    Her whole soul’s one great mystical red flower

    Burst,

    —Swinburne, Tristram of Lyonesse

    July 16, 2008