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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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 Many of these markets, like Boise and Portland, have seen an inflow of remote workers during the pandemic looking to escape high-cost markets like San Jose. Fortune, 13 Dec. 2021 Countries are also imposing the same rules on international visitors, to curb the inflow of COVID-19 into their borders. Andy Meek, BGR, 1 Nov. 2021 That means heavy rainfall absorbs into the ground, flows into residents’ cracked sanitary sewer pipes and causes inflow and infiltration, which, in turn, results in basement flooding. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 5 Sep. 2021 Another $4 million is budgeted for projects aimed at reducing inflow and infiltration of stormwater into the sanitary sewer system. Suzanne Baker,, 16 Nov. 2021 Officials worry that the looming wet winter season won’t bring enough inflow to meet next year’s water demands. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Nov. 2021 The new reporting requirement is just two numbers - total inflow and total outflow. Peter J Reilly, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The bottom line is that sales give your business a cash infusion, and cash inflow is essential to keep your business running. Melissa Houston, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 That inflow was halted as nations cut diplomatic ties. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of inflow

1839, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2022

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“Inflow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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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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