• WordNet 3.6
    • n inrush an inflow "an inpouring of spiritual comfort"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inrush A rush inwards; as, the inrush of the tide.
    • v. i Inrush To rush in.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inrush A rushing in; a sudden invasion or incursion; an irruption.
    • inrush To rush in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inrush in′rush an invasion: an irruption.
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In literature:

This action, which is quite likely, must have resulted from the inrush of water on the port side.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
The inrush of water had damped her furnaces.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Hunger; the pressure of surplus population; the inrush of new hordes of invaders, drove them on.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
When he felt the inrush of air on his hands, which were then above his head, Jack reached forward.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
My mental diaphragm creaked with the pressure of inrushing ideas.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Darl had heard the whistling inrush of air into some lock, then the clanging of a door.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
Maria Angelina felt a quick little inrush of fear.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
It was the pound of the inrushing waters which did it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
An inrush of air snuffed out my candle.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
It was instantly followed by an inrush of women.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane

In news:

Even though it is much more adjustable, the circuit breaker interrupting curve does not lend itself completely to protecting the transformer, allowing for inrush current while coordinating with the downstream protective devices.
Inrush currents associated with motor starting and transformer energizing can cause interaction problems with other loads in a facility or on the power.

In science:

Deissler (1955) for example estimated the effect of temperature driven viscosity variations on the profile of velocity and temperature in the wall layer. This observation can be related to the wall layer sequence of inrush, sweep and ejection first observed by Kline et al. (1967).
On the Sieder state correction and its equivalent in mass transfer