Etymology
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affluent (adj.)

early-15c., "abounding in, copious" (of God's grace); mid-15c. "flowing to" (of liquids), both senses now obsolete, from Old French afluent (14c.) or directly from Latin affluentem (nominative affluens) "abounding, rich, copious," literally "flowing toward," present participle of affluere "flow toward," from assimilated form of ad "to" (see ad-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent). The especial sense of "abounding in wealth or possessions" is from 1753.

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Definitions of affluent
1
affluent (n.)
an affluent person; a person who is financially well off;
the so-called emerging affluents
affluent (n.)
a branch that flows into the main stream;
Synonyms: feeder / tributary / confluent
2
affluent (adj.)
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value;
an affluent banker
From wordnet.princeton.edu