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in·fil·tra·tion

 (ĭn′fĭl-trā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of infiltrating.
2. The state of being infiltrated.
3. Something that infiltrates.

infiltration

1. The movement through or into an area or territory occupied by either friendly or enemy troops or organizations. The movement is made, either by small groups or by individuals, at extended or irregular intervals. When used in connection with the enemy, it infers that contact is avoided.
2. In intelligence usage, placing an agent or other person in a target area in hostile territory. Usually involves crossing a frontier or other guarded line. Methods of infiltration are: black (clandestine); grey (through legal crossing point but under false documentation); and white (legal).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infiltration - a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)infiltration - a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
penetration, incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.infiltration - the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering mediuminfiltration - the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium; "the percolation of rainwater through the soil"; "the infiltration of seawater through the lava"
filtration - the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
Translations

infiltration

[ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃən] N (gen) → infiltración f

infiltration

[ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃən] n [organization] → infiltration f

infiltration

n
(Mil) → Infiltration f; (Pol) → Unterwanderung f; the infiltration of spiesdas Einschleusen von Spionen; by infiltration of the enemy’s linesdurch Eindringen in die feindlichen Linien, durch Infiltration der feindlichen Linien
(of liquid)Eindringen nt, → Durchsickern nt, → Einsickern nt

infiltration

[ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃn] ninfiltrazione f

in·fil·tra·tion

n. infiltración, acumulación de sustancias extrañas en un tejido o célula.

infiltration

n infiltración f
References in classic literature ?
The black, with the twisted hand of leprosy and with a barely perceptible infiltration of the same disease thickening the skin of the forehead between the eyes, bent over his polishing, and ever his lips moved, repeating over and over, "Killeny Boy.
After their arrests, the intelligence agency of the Pasdaran announced "the arrest of members of an infiltration network affiliated with the American and British governments.
Further, infiltration reduces total system capacity, causes burdens to pump operations, and generates 50% excess flow to our treatment facilities, costing the rate-payer unnecessarily.
The traditional route through the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir is not the only point of infiltration.
I believe this will be a paradigm shifting technology, causing a dramatic reduction in the frequency and severity of infiltration injuries that we see.
Other program modifications include the minimum surface infiltration required for designs now set at 100 in.
Sandhu said that BSF will take prescient steps to thwart infiltration attempts.
We have had evidence of Pakistan army's involvement for a long time," General Singh said, adding, "My assessment is that the infiltration will continue.
During the infiltration an explosion occurred, leaving a number of troops wounded.
All four tests prove that a massive infiltration into the J4 aquifer exists in the Upper Nahr Ibrahim Valley.
There is a common model that is frequently used to find the infiltration of warm air through doorways between a warm and cold room.
Evans also accuses the Department of Justice in the late 1940s of covering up the extent and true nature of communist infiltration of the U.