Infiltrate

Definition of Infiltrate

In`fil´trate
v. i.1.To enter by penetrating the pores or interstices of a substance; to filter into or through something.
[imp. & p. p. Infiltrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Infiltrating .]
The water infiltrates through the porous rock.
- Addison.
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.
v. t.1.To penetrate gradually; - sometimes used reflexively.

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