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infighting
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Infiltrate
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Infiltration gallery
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Infiltration definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INFILTRA'TION, n. The act or process of entering the pores or cavities of a body.
1. The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body.
Calcarious infiltrations, filling the cavities of other stones.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
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, infiltration]

Merriam Webster's

noun see infiltrate

U.S. Military Dictionary

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 implies 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). (JP 3-05.1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Infiltration In`fil*tra"tion, n. [Cf. F. infiltration.] 1. The act or process of infiltrating, as if 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. --Addison. Calcareous infiltrations filling the cavities. --Kirwan. Fatty infiltration. (Med.) See under Fatty. Infiltration gallery, a filter gallery.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see infiltrate

Moby Thesaurus

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