in·​flux | \ˈin-ˌfləks \

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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Anti-immigrant message | Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s hard-line approach to stopping an influx of migrants won the endorsement of voters in municipal elections yesterday. James Hertling,, "Erdogan - the World’s Newest Strongman," 25 June 2018 The government has intensified its crackdown on border crossers — deploying the National Guard, expanding prosecutions, separating migrant parents from children — in an aggressive attempt to stop the influx. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "As border crossings surge, a Mexican couple tests Trump’s policies," 21 June 2018 Not all of these places are going to take off, even with an influx of investment. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Q&A: Sean Parker on Napster, Spotify, and His Federal Tax Law Triumph," 25 May 2018 Wochit As cities grapple with the influx of bike-share programs, a new option landed in Scottsdale and Tempe this week: electric scooters. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "Scottsdale puts the brakes on scooter sharing, Tempe gives it a try," 12 May 2018 Tens of thousands crossed the desert border, often after enduring dangerous journeys, before Israel completed a barrier in 2012 that stopped the influx. Tia Goldenberg, The Christian Science Monitor, "After Netanyahu's stunning reversal, African migrants in Israel remain in limbo," 4 Apr. 2018 Tens of thousands crossed the porous desert border with Egypt before Israel completed a barrier in 2012 that stopped the influx. Ian Deitch,, "Netanyahu cancels deal with UN to resettle African migrants," 3 Apr. 2018 The labor force expanded by 601,000 jobs over the month, with an influx of new women and teen workers more than offsetting a dip in labor force participation among men, said Gregory Daco of Oxford Economics. Washington Post,, "US economy added 213,000 jobs in June as unemployment rose to 4 percent," 6 July 2018 Waterway congestion is another problem, especially with the influx of boat rental apps, because unlicensed operators could mangle traffic patterns or not know how to yield to other boats, said Lt. Hailey Mensik,, "Architecture tours lead the way in bringing visitors to increasingly crowded Chicago River," 5 July 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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