• In.flu.ence (nfl-ns)
    n.
  • 1.  A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort: relaxed under the influence of the music.
    a.  A person who exerts influence: My parents considered my friend to be a bad influence on me.
     
    under the influence
    Intoxicated, especially with alcohol.