Definition of influx in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinˌfləks/


1An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things: a massive influx of refugees from front-line areas
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  • 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.
inundation, rush, stream, flood, incursion;
invasion, intrusion
2An inflow of water into a river, lake, or the sea.
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.
inflow, inrush, flood, inundation


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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Syllabification: in·flux

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