in·​flux ˈin-ˌfləks How to pronounce influx (audio)
: a coming in
an influx of tourists

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Cities around the world have been trying to figure out how to deal with an influx of visitors creating more noise and mess in their locales. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 9 May 2024 The influx of big business has also coincided with higher wages. Luisa Beltran, Fortune, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for influx 

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Word History


Medieval Latin influxus, from Latin influere

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of influx was in 1626

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“Influx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


in·​flux ˈin-ˌfləks How to pronounce influx (audio)
: a flowing or coming in : inflow

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