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    The afflux of purchasers has much more than doubled.

    The afflux of purchasers has much more than doubled.

    The above sentence is quoted from TOEFL-iBT Advanced Vocabulary, edited by a Taiwanese teacher of English. It is listed under the entry afflux. There is no other context. What does has much more than doubled mean?
    Last edited by sitifan; 25-Dec-2015 at 11:33.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: The afflux of purchasers has much more than doubled.

    I had to look up 'afflux' here. Most dictionaries define it 'a flowing towards', especially of water or blood, and quote the same exemplifying phrase: an afflux of blood to the head. I consider its use to be inappropriate in this context.

    It means that there are now many more than twice the number of buyers as there were before.

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    Re: The afflux of purchasers has much more than doubled.

    It's not a natural sentence to me.

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