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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Corcoran wasn’t prepared for the sudden influx at first, and Itch buckled under the pressure. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The game store that outshines Steam by staying small and weird," 29 Nov. 2018 Before the influx of funds from the cookbook sales, the kitchen was only open two days a week. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Tells the Women of the Hubb Community Kitchen She's So "Happy" to Be Pregnant," 21 Nov. 2018 That vision of traditional American values was important in a period marked by social upheaval due to the aftermath of the Civil War, the evolution of industries driving the economy, and the influx of immigrants from a troubled Europe. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Colonial Revival Design," 19 Nov. 2018 Amazon framed the hunt for its second headquarters as a national competition, with the winning city benefiting from an influx of tens of thousands of new jobs. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Amazon’s HQ2 likely headed to Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, New York," 3 May 2018 Taxicab drivers have been among the hardest hit by the influx of ride-hailing companies. Paul Berger, WSJ, "In New York, Looming Congestion Fee Puts Taxi Drivers in a Jam," 3 Dec. 2018 Judging by the influx of TOO CUTE FOR WORDS promposals that flooded Twitter and Instagram recently, the good humans of the world have seriously stepped up their prom game. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "21 Adorable New Ways to Ask Someone to Prom," 19 Nov. 2018 The opportunity zones program seeks to direct capital to underserved areas of the country, ones in need of an influx of money to jump-start their economies. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Opportunity zones: vital community development tool or tax windfall for the rich?," 3 Oct. 2018 The new populist Italian government came to power arguing that Italians unfairly bear the brunt of the influx — and their EU neighbors should shoulder more of the burden. Fortune, "Why European Tension Is Rising Over Migrants (Again)," 23 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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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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tremendous in size, volume, or degree

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