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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Florida was the biggest beneficiary of inflows between 2020 and 2021, raking in an additional $39 billion from inhabitants moving from other states. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 24 May 2024 Sterling real estate funds saw a return to withdrawals in April, after a small inflow in March. Loukia Gyftopoulou, Fortune Europe, 21 May 2024 While the inflow of Chinese capital is a boon to Hungary’s sputtering economy, having production sites on EU territory also helps Beijing to circumvent costly tariffs and Europe’s increasingly protectionist policies. Justin Spike, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 May 2024 As a result, the total inflows on all funds on Friday were $378.3 million. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for inflow 

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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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“Inflow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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