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influx

[in-fluhks] /ˈɪnˌflʌks/
noun
1.
act of flowing in.
2.
an inflow (opposed to outflux):
an influx of tourists.
3.
the place at which one stream flows into another or into the sea.
4.
the mouth of a stream.
Origin of influx
1620-1630
1620-30; < New Latin or Medieval Latin influxus, verbal noun of Latin influere to flow in. See in-2, flux
Synonyms
2. incursion, inpouring, entry.
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  • For this communication is an influx of the Divine mind into our mind.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit.

    Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We hail with no alarm whatever the influx of colored men from the South.

  • He has got it into his head that the one thing to be afraid of is the influx of population.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • Precautionary measures to be adopted against the influx of Chinese.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for influx

influx

/ˈɪnˌflʌks/
noun
1.
the arrival or entry of many people or things
2.
the act of flowing in; inflow
3.
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
n.

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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