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influx

Line breaks: in¦flux
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnflʌks
 
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Definition of influx in English:

noun

1An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things: a massive influx of tourists
More 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.
Synonyms
inundation, inrush, rush, stream, flood, incursion, ingress;
invasion, intrusion
2An inflow of water into a river, lake, or the sea: the lakes are fed by influxes of meltwater
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  • 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.
Synonyms
inflow, inrush, flood, inundation

Origin

late 16th century (denoting an inflow of liquid, gas, or light): from late Latin influxus, from influere 'flow in' (see influence).

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