Definition of Infiltration

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

Generic synonyms: Incursion, Penetration
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Infiltrate, Infiltrate

2. Noun. The slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium. "The infiltration of seawater through the lava"
Exact synonyms: Percolation
Generic synonyms: Filtration
Derivative terms: Infiltrate, Infiltrate, Percolate, Percolate, Percolate, Percolate

Definition of Infiltration

1. n. 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.

Definition of Infiltration

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body. ¹

3. Noun. The act of entering a physical location and/or organization secretly. ¹

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Definition of Infiltration

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Medical Definition of Infiltration

1. The diffusion or accumulation in a tissue or cells of substances not normal to it or in amounts of the normal. Also, the material so accumulated. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infiltration

infiltrating cancer
infiltrating ductal cell carcinoma
infiltrating lipoma
infiltration (current term)
infiltration anaesthesia
infiltrative cardiomyopathy
infinite distance
infinite loop

Literary usage of Infiltration

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1. Handbook on Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning (1993)
"All flow entering an infiltration basin (up to the capacity of the basin) is, therefore, ... infiltration is the major pollutant removal mechanism. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"TUBERCULOUS infiltration OP THE PHARYNX AND TONGUE. At a meeting of the Laryngological Society of London (Journal of Laryngology, ..."

3. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"But examination of the bordering tissue gives the following: There is cell-infiltration, to a very slight extent, it is true; there is development of small ..."

4. The Ore Deposits of the United States and Canada by James Furman Kemp (1900)
"Ascension by (a) infiltration, or (b) sublimation with steam, or (c) by sublimation as gas, or (d) by igneous injection. To these should be added the more ..."

5. An Introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green, Hubert Montague Murray (1895)
"The abnormal accumulation of fat in the tissues may result fn either infiltration or metamorphosis (p. 45)—two essen t ¡all v differ- — ent processes as ..."

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