AskDefine | Define infiltration

Dictionary Definition



1 a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
2 the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium; "the percolation of rainwater through the soil"; "the infiltration of seawater through the lava" [syn: percolation]

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  1. The act or process of infiltrating, as of water into a porous substance, or of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body.
  2. The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body.
  3. The act of entering a physical location and/or organization secretly.


Extensive Definition

Infiltration may refer to:
infiltration in German: Infiltration
infiltration in French: Infiltration

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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