Meaning of “influent” in the English Dictionary

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/ˈɪn.fluː.ənt/ /ˈɪn.fluː.ənt/

[ C ] specialized geography a stream that flows into another stream

[ U ] specialized environment water or other liquid that flows into a waste treatment centre:

There is a desire to evaluate the toxicity of the influent to municipal waste treatment plants.


/ˈɪn.fluː.ənt/ /ˈɪn.fluː.ənt/

flowing into something:

The influent raw sewage has a high organic concentration.

(Definition of “influent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)