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From Latin īnfluxus (inflow; influence), from īnfluō (flow or run into).



influx (countable and uncountable, plural influxes)

  1. A flow inward or into something; a coming in.
    Synonyms: infusion, intromission, introduction, importation
    I'll buy a new computer when I get an influx of cash.
    • Earle
      the general influx of Greek into modern languages
  2. That which flows or comes in.
    • Macaulay
      The influx of food into the Celtic region, however, was far from keeping pace with the influx of consumers.
  3. (obsolete) influence; power.
    • Sir Matthew Hale
      In this sense it is now not used. Adam, in innocence, might have held, by the continued influx of the divine will and power, a state of immortality.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for influx in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)