in·flow | \ˈin-ˌflō \

Definition of inflow 

: a flowing in the inflow of air an inflow of funds

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Synonyms & Antonyms for inflow


affluence, flux, income, influx, inpouring, inrush


outflow, outpouring

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Examples of inflow in a Sentence

The campaign has seen a massive inflow of funds in recent months. The vents provide improved inflow of air.

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The iShares National Muni Bond ETF received inflows of $630 million last month, the highest since December 2016, according to FactSet. Heather Gillers, WSJ, "Municipal Bonds Are Scarce. That’s Good News for Borrowers," 8 July 2018 Governments that have embraced large migrations have greatly benefitted from them by utilizing, rather than fearing, the inflow of new residents to fuel economic growth and diversity, making their countries more competitive and adaptable to change. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 The floodgates to greater inflows of institutional money are wide open. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Why the Structure of Andreessen Horowitz’s New $300 Million Crypto Fund Matters," 26 June 2018 An inflow of cheap labor would create more trouble in the job market. James Griffiths, CNN, "After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea's economy?," 8 June 2018 Art of Meditation teacher Regina Gill will explain how resting in silence can bring about an inflow of peace that brings about deeper understanding. Linda Mcintosh,, "Artists get awards at San Marcos show," 21 May 2018 The greatest concern is the potentially huge inflow of nutrient-rich water from the Black Sea, which scientists say would encourage the growth of algae and kill life in Sea of Marmara. New York Times, "A Canal Through Turkey? Presidential Vote Is a Test of Erdogan’s Building Spree," 21 June 2018 Those inflows occurred as the Fed was expanding its balance sheet, which encouraged investors to take on more risk. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Don’t Fight the Fed’s Balance Sheet Taper," 19 June 2018 In 2016 Iran recorded just $3.3bn in foreign inflows. The Economist, "Mullahs rig the price of moolah in Iran," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of inflow

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inflow was in 1839

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English Language Learners Definition of inflow

: a flow or movement of something into a place, organization, etc.

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to reject or criticize sharply

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