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Definition of influx

: a coming in an influx of tourists

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Synonyms & Antonyms for influx


affluence, flux, income, inflow, inpouring, inrush


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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In fact, at the beginning of February, the game reached a new peak of 3.4 million concurrent players, which, in turn, led to a service outage for many, as the game’s structure failed to cope with the influx of players. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 More than half of that aid has gone to Colombia, which has received the biggest influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian catastrophe. Christine Armario, Fox News, "US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants," 16 July 2018 July 4 and 5 were about as hectic as expected for the shelter, which receives a dramatic influx of pets (75 percent dogs, 25 percent cats, Haynes estimated) that run away or otherwise become lost as a result of the holiday's festivities. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Fireworks on Fourth strain Sacramento animal shelters already overcapacity," 5 July 2018 In exchange, the Alamos received an influx of young minds raised in the cult who knew almost nothing of the outside world., "How Brutal Cult Leader Tony Alamo Amassed A Fortune With Bedazzled Denim Jackets," 29 June 2018 Raleigh White planned to receive an influx of visitors and told Glass his service would need to be pushed back several hours. Erin B. Logan, Washington Post, "An all-white church planned to give its building to a black congregation. Instead, they clashed.," 13 June 2018 The Florida Department of Corrections is receiving an influx of cash from a private vendor that facilitates all monetary transactions inside the prisons — at a steep cost to inmates' loved ones. Ben Conarck,, "Florida prisons add for-profit services, consider visitation cuts," 10 June 2018 And since the shooting, Borges has received an influx of letters thanking him for his bravery. CBS News, "Parkland shooting survivor, out of hospital, speaks out," 4 Apr. 2018 In 2017, BBB Houston received an influx of reports on online puppy scams, where consumers paid money to purchase these pets online but never receive their puppies. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston reveals top scams of 2017," 20 Feb. 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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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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an act or instance of returning to life

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