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1An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.‘a massive influx of refugees from front-line areas’
inundation, inrush, rush, stream, flood, incursion, ingressView synonyms
- ‘When it comes to Spain and Italy, they are suffering from the massive influx of foreigners to their leagues.’
- ‘It has joined a growing list of American towns that have attracted large influxes of immigrants and refugees with jobs in meatpacking plants.’
- ‘York has also the tourist network to deal with the massive influx in numbers crowding the city's hotels.’
- ‘The last thing they want is a massive influx of workers and young people into political life.’
- ‘This means that on current trajectories, absent massive new influxes of immigrants, Europe's population is set to age still further and to enter into an indefinite decline.’
- ‘The influx of refugees from civil strife in Somalia and Sudan keeps the numbers changing.’
- ‘The UN was yesterday preparing for a massive refugee influx into the border region.’
- ‘Neighbouring Iran said it was sealing its border with Afghanistan to prevent a possible influx of refugees.’
- ‘Cambodia has sent more than 400 police officers and soldiers to its eastern border with Vietnam to prevent further influxes of Vietnamese refugees, a provincial police chief said Monday.’
- ‘There have been influxes of refugees from the civil war in neighboring Central African Republic and of well-paid oil workers who drove up food prices.’
- ‘The current saga over refugee influxes would pale in comparison to the thousands of Indonesians fleeing a balkanising archipelago.’
- ‘Such an influx of refugees did a great deal to anger the respective governments of those countries that took in the refugees.’
- ‘It is already acknowledged there will be a massive influx of the gipsy population of these countries.’
- ‘The influx of ‘tax refugees’ would make it even harder for Scots to study close to home.’
- ‘The Russian revolution which began in 1917 led the a large influx of Russian refugees to Harbin.’
- ‘The report shows civil servants are making contingency plans for an influx of 14m new arrivals.’
- ‘Iran has had to endure 20 years of coping with massive influxes of Afghan refugees fleeing the Soviet invasion and the subsequent civil wars.’
- ‘Where are the massive influx of new shoppers heading to the Moors Centre going to park?’
- ‘With a massive influx of new cheap, inbound flights this year, visitors will find the city is tops for shopping and history.’
- ‘War would not only sever these supplies, but would also provoke a big influx of refugees.’
2An inflow of water into a river, lake, or the sea.
inflow, inrush, flood, inundationView synonyms
- ‘The half-mile long jetty acts as a trap to hold the influxes.’
- ‘One suggestion is the idea that sulphate and phosphate influxes into the stroma of the plastid are linked.’
- ‘More fully enclosed lagoons and inlets, like Peard Bay and Wainwright Inlet on the Chukchi Sea coast, are less susceptible to influxes of high-salinity water from offshore.’
- ‘This melting of the ice caps causes an influx of fresh water into the salt water of the world's oceans.’
- ‘Despite the oceanic setting, the incoming Atlantic Plate carries significant sedimentary and biogenic influxes derived from nearby South America.’
- ‘Finally, the bulk flow that drives translocation requires the influx of water into sieve elements.’
- ‘Placing cells in a hypoosmotic environment leads to the influx of water into the cell.’
- ‘Cell division is followed by the influx of water, which drives cell extension.’
- ‘Thus, osmolytes are needed to provide the driving force for water influx to increase turgor.’
- ‘It is considered likely that mineralization was episodic and resulted from a series of influxes of acidic fluids.’
- ‘Preservation of fossils in the lower part of the Benbolt Formation was enhanced by periodic influxes of terrigenous mud, which also facilitate collection and cleaning.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘L-valine was supplied at a concentration of 1.12 M. Initial influxes are expressed in pmol mg - 1 protein min - 1. Effect of osmotic shock.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘By providing your body with frequent and plentiful influxes of aminos, you are sending it the message that it does not need to tear down muscle mass.’
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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