influx

noun
in·​flux | \ ˈin-ˌfləks How to pronounce influx (audio) \

Definition of influx

: a coming in an influx of tourists

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Synonyms & Antonyms for influx

Synonyms

affluence, flux, income, inflow, inpouring, inrush

Antonyms

outflow, outpouring

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Examples of influx in a Sentence

The city is preparing for a large influx of tourists this summer. The company has had a sudden influx of capital.

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Now prepare yourself for the influx of beauty brands developed by influencers. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni Might Be Launching a Beauty Line," 11 Feb. 2019 Some say the market wasn’t ready for the influx of large deals in 2018. Julie Steinberg, WSJ, "Investor Interest in Chinese Tech Begins 2019 Not With a Bang but a Whimper," 2 Jan. 2019 Scroll through for the best beauty gifts under $20, and get ready for an influx of thank-you notes come January 1. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Best Holiday Gifts Under $20 for Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care Lovers," 11 Oct. 2018 On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the U.S. alone. Author: Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Anchorage Daily News, "Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters," 20 June 2018 Today, the American foster care system is bracing for an influx of children whose lives have been disrupted by the Trump administration itself. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "The Uncertain Fate of Migrant Children Sent to Foster Care," 20 June 2018 On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the U.S. alone. Time, "Toddlers Separated From Parents at the Border Are Being Detained in 'Tender Age' Shelters," 20 June 2018 On a practical level, the zero-tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children, who tend to be much younger than the teens who typically travel to the U.S. alone. NBC News, "Trump officials send migrant babies, toddlers to 'tender age' shelters," 20 June 2018 On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the US alone. Garance Burke And Martha Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor, "More than 2,300 migrant babies and toddlers kept alone in US shelters," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of influx

1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for influx

Medieval Latin influxus, from Latin influere

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influx

noun

English Language Learners Definition of influx

: the arrival of a large number of people
: the arrival or inward flow of a large amount of something (such as money)

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