Definition of influx noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪnflʌks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnflʌks//
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[usually singular] influx (of somebody/something) (into…) the fact of a lot of people, money or things arriving somewhere a massive/sudden influx of visitors the influx of wealth into the region Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting an inflow of liquid, gas, or light): from late Latin influxus, from influere ‘flow in’, from in- ‘into’ + fluere ‘to flow’.Extra examples Many cities saw a large influx of migrant workers. The country sealed its borders to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants. The hotel has received a large influx of guests. They didn’t know how they were going to cope with the sudden influx of refugees. a massive influx of foreign tourists into London a massive influx of foreign tourists to the coast an influx of immigrants the daily influx of sightseers to the city
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