infiltrator


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infiltrator - someone who takes up a position surreptitiously for the purpose of espionage
spy, undercover agent - (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
2.infiltrator - an intruder (as troops) with hostile intent
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
Translations

infiltrator

[ˈɪnfɪltreɪtəʳ] Ninfiltrado/a m/f

infiltrator

[ˈɪnfɪltreɪtər] n [organization] → agent m infiltré

infiltrator

n (Mil) → Eindringling m; (Pol) → Unterwanderer m; infiltrators (Mil) → Sickertruppe f
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Summary: Bikaner (Rajasthan) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): A Pakistani infiltrator was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday from the International Border (IB) in Rajasthan's Bikaner.
Colonel al-Wahibi pointed out that the largest number of infiltrators was reported in the Governorate of Al Buraimi by 260 infiltrators, followed by the Governorate of South Al Batinah by 101 infiltrators, the Governorate of Muscat with 83 infiltrators, North Al Batinah with 79 infiltrators, Musandam by 54 infiltrators, Dhofar with 28, A'Dakhiliyah by 14 infiltrators, A'Dhahirah with 7 infiltrators, North A'Sharqiyah by 5 infiltrators and 1 infiltrator in each of South A'Sharqiyah and Al Wusta.
In the same Monday session before dissolving itself the Knesset also ruled to pass a watered down Infiltrator Law, which makes the third iteration of the law after the High Court struck down two previous constructions of it.
Every infiltrator that reaches the border is transferred directly to holding facilities in accordance with the Prevention of Infiltration Law which was initiated by the Government and allows infiltrators to be detained for three years.
Summary: Riyadh, Jumada Al-Awwal 08, 1432 / April 12, 2011, SPA -- A border squabble between Border guard at Dhahran Al-Janoub and a group of infiltrators at the Southern border early today led to the injury and arrest of one infiltrator and killing of one Border Guard soldier, it was reported.
The Arab street did not miss the opportunity to mock and make jokes about the governments' allegations and warnings about the presence of infiltrators, as the January 25 Revolution Youth group on the social networking websites responded to the accusations of the Egyptian government at the time by mockingly saying: "I am an infiltrator, I am an infiltrator.
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: A Saudi infiltrator was arrested near the al-Zurbatiya border outlet in eastern Wassit province on Sunday, according to a source from the 3rd Zone Border Guard forces.
Infiltrator Systems recently announced the launch of its new Web site.
At 1400, the South Koreans spotted three more infiltrators and a firefight ensued; one infiltrator died during the firefight and two others later died of their wounds.
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Malcolm X's bodyguard, who gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after he was gunned down, was an NYPD infiltrator.
This installment ends with the Klingon infiltrator starting to respect his fellow security officers but still resolved to carry out his mission.