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A sudden rushing in; an influx.

in′rush′ing adj. & n.


a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
ˈinˌrushing n, adj



a rushing or pouring in.
in′rush`ing, n., adj.
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Noun1.inrush - an inflow; "an inpouring of spiritual comfort"
inflow, influx - the process of flowing in


[ˈɪnrʌʃ] N [of mud, water] → tromba f; [of tourists] → afluencia f; [of foreign imports] → avalancha f


nZustrom m; (of water)Einbruch m; there was a sudden inrush of touristsdie Touristen kamen plötzlich in Strömen
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The site investigation team did not find any evidence at the mine of an assessment of inrush hazards or precautions to be taken to guard against the risk from inrushes [of water].
Known hazards such as fire from old workings and zones of high strata pressure do cause operational problems but there are other dangers, not immediately recognised, such as outbursts, water inrushes, the complex relationship of the rock beds and rock pressures which change through working.
It is detailed and comprehensive, covering issues such as flammable coal dust; lamps and lighting; mine fires; inrushes of water, gas and other material; electricity; explosives; training and many other issues.