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[in-fluhks] /ˈɪnˌflʌks/
act of flowing in.
an inflow (opposed to outflux):
an influx of tourists.
the place at which one stream flows into another or into the sea.
the mouth of a stream.
Origin of influx
1620-30; < New Latin or Medieval Latin influxus, verbal noun of Latin influere to flow in. See in-2, flux
2. incursion, inpouring, entry. Unabridged
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  • Warmer waters could also alter the flow of ocean currents and initiate an influx of cooler water in certain areas.
  • But for many local residents, the influx of energy developers has not been so salutary.
  • Sleep was what happened when you turned out the lights and stopped the influx of sensation.
  • One of the reasons driving this undoubtedly will be the influx of e-readers.
  • The resulting influx of ions in turn may modulate pathways involved in processes such as cell movement.
  • There would probably be a huge influx of tourists with money to spend who want to see the new ocean form.
  • So, the energy leakage into the smaller-scale continuum is precisely offset by the energy influx from the larger-scale continuum.
  • The influx of fresh vegetables would help combat obesity.
  • But the failure to perform didn't stop the influx of venture capital or the company's extravagant spending.
  • Such an influx cannot help but influence an area's culture and cuisine.
British Dictionary definitions for influx


the arrival or entry of many people or things
the act of flowing in; inflow
the mouth of a stream or river
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin influxus, from influere; see influence
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Word Origin and History for influx

1620s, from French influx (1540s) or directly from Late Latin influxus "a flowing in," from past participle stem of influere "to flow in" (see influence). Originally of rivers, air, light, spiritual light, etc.; used of people from 1650s.

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