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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That is not surprising given the sudden influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate, traumatised people into an already poor area. The Economist, "Bangladesh bans mobile phones for 1m Rohingya refugees," 4 Sep. 2019 Many sheriffs’ offices, which run nearly all jails in the state, have struggled to handle the influx mentally ill and high-risk inmates incarcerated for longer sentences than the jails have ever dealt with before. Jason Pohl, ProPublica, "A Year After an Inmate Was Choked to Death in Jail, a Murder Charge but Few Details," 19 Aug. 2019 Though only Haki Woods is completing his eligibility after this season the Ducks have four other draft-eligible players in the secondary, which needs the influx of talent in order to be better situated for the long-term. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "What positions is Oregon targeting to add to its 2020 recruiting class?," 12 Aug. 2019 Tracing their origins would require a team of data researchers to monitor the influx of social media content, said Anne Kruger, an editor at First Draft, a non-profit that fights misinformation globally. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Hong Kong isn't just battling on the streets: There is also a war on misinformation online," 11 Aug. 2019 Breed convened a working group of more than a dozen city departments in February to help ensure city infrastructure and operations will be ready to handle the influx of thousands of people descending on Mission Bay for Chase Center events. Dominic Fracassa,, "Heading to Chase Center? The Warriors will pay your Muni fare," 24 July 2019 As Live Science’s Pappas writes, the animals are known to alter their metabolism after eating, increasing the size of internal organs including the intestines, heart and pancreas in order to manage the influx of calories. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "See a Python Swallow a Crocodile Whole," 12 July 2019 What better way to culminate the influx of talent than by adding Panarin? The Si Staff,, "A Question for Each NHL Team to Answer in the Offseason," 30 June 2019 Considering the influx of reboots and remakes currently dominating Hollywood, will the beloved Harry Potter series inevitably be remade at some point? Alison Wild,, "Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Tom Felton on if — and how — they'd return to the wizarding world," 13 June 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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recurring in steady succession

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