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INFILTRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infiltration mean? 

INFILTRATION (noun)
  The noun INFILTRATION has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: INFILTRATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFILTRATION (noun)


Sense 1infiltration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("infiltration" is a kind of...):

incursion; penetration (an attack that penetrates into enemy territory)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 2infiltration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

percolation; infiltration

Context examples:

the percolation of rainwater through the soil / the infiltration of seawater through the lava

Hypernyms ("infiltration" is a kind of...):

filtration (the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium)


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