1. The act or process of flowing out: watched the outflow of the tide.
a. Something that flows out: an outflow of water from a power plant.
b. The amount flowing out: a heavy outflow of cash from the country.
intr.v. out·flowed, out·flow·ing, out·flows
To issue or stream out, in or as if in a flow: Too much money is outflowing from our household.
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