in·​flow | \ ˈin-ˌflō How to pronounce inflow (audio) \

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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These inflows financed private investment in plants as well as public investments in infrastructure. WSJ, "The Trade Deficits of Old Financed More Investment," 15 Mar. 2019 Indeed, there could be an inflow from retail investors after split, said Ha In-hwan, an analyst at SK Securities. Fortune, "Want to Trade Samsung Stock Monday? You'll Just Have to Wait," 27 Apr. 2018 That brought net inflows for the past three calendar years to $142 billion. Simon Constable, WSJ, "Emerging-Markets ETFs Draw Cash," 7 Apr. 2019 Over the years, the lake also filled up with nutrients, mostly from farm and ranch run-off in the beginning, but now the polluted inflow includes a mix of urban stormwater and pollution from leaky septic tanks. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Massive and toxic algae bloom threatens Florida coasts with another lost summer," 29 June 2018 The Department of Water Supply was unable to operate its pumps due to the power outage, as the surface water treatment facilities could not process the muddy water inflow, Fox News has learned. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm near Hawaii, but more damage expected," 25 Aug. 2018 The current-account deficit has widened to $5.4bn in April (over 6% of GDP when annualised), up from $3.7bn a year earlier, increasing Turkey’s reliance on volatile portfolio inflows. The Economist, "Surrender your dollars, urges Turkey’s President Erdogan," 14 June 2018 The story that broke yesterday is that Essential Consultants—the apparent shell corporation that attorney Cohen apparently used to silence Ms. Clifford—also received some substantial inflows of cash. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Novartis Put Money In Michael Cohen’s Cookie Jar. Did It Get Any Cookies In Return?," 9 May 2018 Tensions over the huge inflows of migrants have been steadily surfacing throughout the region. Martin Mejia, Fox News, "Venezuelan migrants pour into Peru before new rules enforced," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of inflow

1839, in the meaning defined above

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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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