Infiltrating
Infiltrate In*fil"trate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Infiltrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infiltrating}.] [Pref. in- + filtrate: cf. F, s'infiltrer. Cf. {Infilter}.] 1. To enter by penetrating the pores or interstices of a substance; to filter into or through something. [1913 Webster]

The water infiltrates through the porous rock. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To enter secretly (into an organization, territory, etc.) for hostile purposes, such as spying or sabotage; as, the FBI infiltrated into the U. S. communist party's upper echelons; also used transitively; as, to infiltrate the opponent's organization; to infiltrate one's agents into a hostile country. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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