in·​flow ˈin-ˌflō How to pronounce inflow (audio)
: a flowing in
the inflow of air
an inflow of funds

Example Sentences

The campaign has seen a massive inflow of funds in recent months. The vents provide improved inflow of air.
Recent Examples on the Web That mark's the highest daily net inflow in roughly three months. WSJ, 1 June 2023 The warming air causes the pressure to fall, fueling the cycle of spiraling inflow and rising air in the developing eyewall. George Petras, USA Today, 30 May 2023 While billions are still pouring into ESG funds and ETFs, the actual volume of inflows has been on the decline in recent years. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2023 Adding to the challenge is that the region’s water managers are making critical releases from nearby Lake Nacimiento to make room for more inflows from the storm, officials said. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2023 Further, the company reported a cash outflow of $41.6 million from investments and a cash inflow of $186 million from operating activity. Trefis Team, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 During the pandemic, smaller cities such as Portland, Maine, and Wilmington, N.C., also saw growing inflows of such workers. Josh Katz, New York Times, 15 May 2023 Just as a pond needs inflow from a stream to stay healthy, businesses need new thoughts and ideas in order to survive. Janine Schindler, Forbes, 4 May 2023 Other banks in the Richmond Fed’s district reported higher inflows of deposits following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the report said. Bryan Mena, CNN, 19 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inflow was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Inflow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


in·​flow ˈin-ˌflō How to pronounce inflow (audio)
: the act of flowing in
: something that flows in

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