Af"flu*ence (#), n. [F. affluence, L. affluentia, fr. affluens, p. pr. of affluere to flow to; ad + fluere to flow. See Flux.]


A flowing to or towards; a concourse; an influx.

The affluence of young nobles from hence into Spain. Wotton.

There is an unusual affluence of strangers this year. Carlyle.


An abundant supply, as of thought, words, feelings, etc.; profusion; also, abundance of property; wealth.

And old age of elegance, affluence, and ease. Coldsmith.

Syn. -- Abundance; riches; profusion; exuberance; plenty; wealth; opulence.


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