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


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 colonial times, there was such an influx, since there were no borders to stop poor Bengalis moving north in search of a better life. The Economist, "India’s hunt for “illegal immigrants” is aimed at Muslims," 11 July 2019 Yes, there is an influx of migrants, but the issues begin much further south and work their way up. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "'They have a right to be children': How border crisis' young victims find peace in Indiana," 8 July 2019 There's an influx of new animals this season at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit rescue organization that rehabilitates Arizonan wildlife that has been injured, displaced and orphaned. Serena O'sullivan, azcentral, "There's a boom of bobcats, raccoons and more at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center," 30 June 2019 Podkul said there was previously an influx in 2014 under the Obama administration., "An Oregon lawyer visited border patrol facilities in the El Paso sector; here’s what she knows and what it means.," 29 June 2019 While European players have dotted NBA rosters for years, in the last decade there has been a growing influx of players from around the globe. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "The half-Japanese, half-Beninese Rui Hachimura is the future of basketball," 21 June 2019 But one campaign finance trend that marked the 2018 midterms was the influx of small donors. Alisha Green, Fortune, "The Campaign Finance Power Behind Trump Impeachment Efforts," 13 June 2019 There’s been an influx of media visibility as celebrities such as Janelle Monáe and Sara Ramriez who’ve proudly identified as bisexual or pansexual. Zachary Zane, Washington Post, "Bisexual people have long felt excluded at Pride festivities. That’s finally changing.," 7 June 2019 Amidst all the classicism was an influx of creativity from fashion’s innovators. Vogue, "This Week, Stars Went for Modern Elegance and Runway Standouts," 1 Apr. 2019

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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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