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English noun: infiltration

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

Broader (hypernym)incursion, penetration

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. infiltration (process) the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium

SamplesThe percolation of rainwater through the soil.
The infiltration of seawater through the lava.


Broader (hypernym)filtration

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