- 1An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things: a massive influx of refugees from front-line areasMore example sentences
- Iran has had to endure 20 years of coping with massive influxes of Afghan refugees fleeing the Soviet invasion and the subsequent civil wars.
- The report shows civil servants are making contingency plans for an influx of 14m new arrivals.
- The UN was yesterday preparing for a massive refugee influx into the border region.
- 2An inflow of water into a river, lake, or the sea.More example sentences
- The lower Texas coast is on the ‘dirty’ side of the storm, virtually guaranteeing strong influxes of rich Gulf water into the major bays and estuaries.
- The environment of this particular limestone during the Pliocene was shallow open marine and was probably near a point where constant influxes from a river were common.
- Finally, the bulk flow that drives translocation requires the influx of water into sieve elements.
late 16th century (denoting an inflow of liquid, gas, or light): from late Latin influxus, from influere 'flow in' (see influence).