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in·fil·trate

 (ĭn-fĭl′trāt′, ĭn′fĭl-)
v. in·fil·trat·ed, in·fil·trat·ing, in·fil·trates
v.tr.
1.
a. To pass (troops, for example) surreptitiously into enemy-held territory.
b. To penetrate with hostile intent: infiltrate enemy lines; terrorists that had infiltrated the country.
2. To enter or take up positions in gradually or surreptitiously, as for purposes of espionage or takeover: infiltrated key government agencies with spies.
3. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
4. To permeate (a porous substance) with a liquid or gas.
v.intr.
To gain entrance gradually or surreptitiously.
n.
One that infiltrates, especially an abnormal substance that accumulates gradually in cells or body tissues.

in·fil′tra·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.
in·fil′tra·tor n.

infiltrate

(ˈɪnfɪlˌtreɪt)
vb
1. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which a fluid passes into the pores or interstices of a solid; permeate
2. (Military) military to pass undetected through (an enemy-held line or position)
3. to gain or cause to gain entrance or access surreptitiously: they infiltrated the party structure.
n
4. something that infiltrates
5. (Pathology) pathol any substance that passes into and accumulates within cells, tissues, or organs
6. (Pathology) pathol a local anaesthetic solution injected into the tissues to cause local anaesthesia
[C18: from in-2 + filtrate]
ˌinfilˈtration n
ˈinfilˌtrative adj
ˈinfilˌtrator n

in•fil•trate

(ɪnˈfɪl treɪt, ˈɪn fɪlˌtreɪt)

v. -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to filter into or through; permeate.
2. to cause to pass in by filtering.
3. to move into (an organization, etc.) surreptitiously and with hostile intent.
4. to pass a small number of (soldiers, spies, etc.) into a country or organization clandestinely and with hostile or subversive intent.
v.i.
5. to pass into or through a substance, place, etc., by or as if by filtering.
6. Pathol. to penetrate tissue spaces or cells.
n.
7. something that infiltrates.
8. Pathol. any substance penetrating tissues or cells and forming a morbid accumulation.
[1750–60; in-2 + filtrate]
in`fil•tra′tion, n.
in′fil•tra`tive, adj.
in′fil•tra`tor, n.

infiltrate


Past participle: infiltrated
Gerund: infiltrating

Imperative
infiltrate
infiltrate
Present
I infiltrate
you infiltrate
he/she/it infiltrates
we infiltrate
you infiltrate
they infiltrate
Preterite
I infiltrated
you infiltrated
he/she/it infiltrated
we infiltrated
you infiltrated
they infiltrated
Present Continuous
I am infiltrating
you are infiltrating
he/she/it is infiltrating
we are infiltrating
you are infiltrating
they are infiltrating
Present Perfect
I have infiltrated
you have infiltrated
he/she/it has infiltrated
we have infiltrated
you have infiltrated
they have infiltrated
Past Continuous
I was infiltrating
you were infiltrating
he/she/it was infiltrating
we were infiltrating
you were infiltrating
they were infiltrating
Past Perfect
I had infiltrated
you had infiltrated
he/she/it had infiltrated
we had infiltrated
you had infiltrated
they had infiltrated
Future
I will infiltrate
you will infiltrate
he/she/it will infiltrate
we will infiltrate
you will infiltrate
they will infiltrate
Future Perfect
I will have infiltrated
you will have infiltrated
he/she/it will have infiltrated
we will have infiltrated
you will have infiltrated
they will have infiltrated
Future Continuous
I will be infiltrating
you will be infiltrating
he/she/it will be infiltrating
we will be infiltrating
you will be infiltrating
they will be infiltrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infiltrating
you have been infiltrating
he/she/it has been infiltrating
we have been infiltrating
you have been infiltrating
they have been infiltrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infiltrating
you will have been infiltrating
he/she/it will have been infiltrating
we will have been infiltrating
you will have been infiltrating
they will have been infiltrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infiltrating
you had been infiltrating
he/she/it had been infiltrating
we had been infiltrating
you had been infiltrating
they had been infiltrating
Conditional
I would infiltrate
you would infiltrate
he/she/it would infiltrate
we would infiltrate
you would infiltrate
they would infiltrate
Past Conditional
I would have infiltrated
you would have infiltrated
he/she/it would have infiltrated
we would have infiltrated
you would have infiltrated
they would have infiltrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.infiltrate - cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
filter, permeate, sink in, percolate - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
2.infiltrate - enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor"
join, fall in, get together - become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
3.infiltrate - pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material"
filter, permeate, sink in, percolate - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
4.infiltrate - pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

infiltrate

verb penetrate, pervade, permeate, creep in, percolate, filter through to, make inroads into, sneak in to (informal), insinuate yourself, work or worm your way into Activists had infiltrated the student movement.

infiltrate

verb
To introduce gradually and slyly:
Translations
يَتَسَلَّليَنْدَس، يَتَسَلَّل إلى
proniknoutinfiltrovat
infiltrere
soluttaasoluttautuasuodattaa
beépül
koma sér fyrir íkomast óséîur, lauma sér
infiltruotisprasiskverbti
iefiltrēties
infiltrovať
girmeksızmak

infiltrate

[ˈɪnfɪltreɪt]
A. VT [+ organization] → infiltrarse en, infiltrar
to infiltrate sb into sthinfiltrar a algn en algo
B. VIinfiltrarse

infiltrate

[ˈɪnfɪltreɪt]
vt
[+ party, organization, gang] → infiltrer
[+ enemy line] → s'infiltrer dans
[+ troops] → faire s'infiltrer
vis'infiltrer

infiltrate

vt
(troops)infiltrieren; enemy lineseindringen in (+acc); (Pol) organizationunterwandern; spies, informereinschleusen
(liquid) → einsickern in (+acc), → durchsickern in (+acc), → durchdringen; to infiltrate a liquid into a substanceeine Flüssigkeit in eine Substanz einsickern or eindringen lassen
vi
(Mil) → eindringen (→ into in +acc); (spy, informer)eindringen, sich einschleusen (→ into in +acc), → unterwandern (→ into +acc); (fig: ideas) → infiltrieren, eindringen (→ into in +acc)
(liquid) to infiltrate into a substancein eine Substanz eindringen or einsickern; to infiltrate through somethingdurch etw durchsickern

infiltrate

[ˈɪnfɪlˌtreɪt]
1. vt (troops) → far penetrare; (enemy line, political organization) → infiltrarsi in
2. vi to infiltrate (into)infiltrarsi (in)

infiltrate

(ˈinfiltreit) verb
1. (of soldiers) to get through enemy lines a few at a time. to infiltrate (into) enemy territory.
2. (of a group of persons) to enter (an organization) gradually so as to be able to influence decisions etc.

in·fil·trate

v. infiltrar, penetrar.

infiltrate

vt, vi infiltrar(se)
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