infiltration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n infiltration a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
    • n infiltration the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium "the percolation of rainwater through the soil","the infiltration of seawater through the lava"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Infiltration The act or process of infiltrating, as of water into a porous substance, of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body, or of persons into a hostile organization.
    • Infiltration The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body. "Calcareous infiltrations filling the cavities."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n infiltration The act or process of infiltrating.
    • n infiltration In pathology, a morbid condition of any portion of tissue produced by the accumulation in it of substances introduced from without: distinguished from degeneration, where the substance abnormally present is produced from the tissue itself through faulty metabolism.
    • n infiltration That which infiltrates; a fluid, or matter carried by a fluid, which enters the pores or cavities of a body.
    • n infiltration In geology, the introduction of water into porous or open-textured rock. The term is specially employed in the discussion of ore-deposits to describe the introduction of new minerals in solution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infiltration the process of infiltrating, or the substance infiltrated
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. infiltration,

Usage

In literature:

This store's been infiltrated by a big goon gang.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
Infiltration of water had been observed in the roof of Sansovino's Loggetta where that roof joined the shaft of the Campanile.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7" by Various
The Beaker people were an excellent choice for infiltration.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
At first, there appeared to be nothing serious in the infiltration.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Maybe the big brains back home can take peep-data and work out some basis of infiltration for us from it.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The Russians were infiltrating the country with synthetic men.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
Over extensive fractures of this nature general oedema and infiltration of the scalp, due to extravasation of blood, were present.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The left lung exhibited general carbonaceous infiltration.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
If the hemisphere had been infiltrated, the subversive work had not begun yesterday.
"Check and Checkmate" by Walter Miller
The lower halls were brilliant with pretty, eager faces, noisy with chatter and laughter, a trifle heady from an infiltration of perfumes.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
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In poetry:

Coming by night, furtively, one by one
They infiltrate according to the Plan,
Their orders memorized and their disguise
Impenetrable. With the rising sun
Our citizens welcome them. Nobody can
Think that such charming creatures might be spies.
"The Invaders" by A D Hope

In news:

But the parasite fends off these attacks, and the host's immune system instead produces an inflammation that infiltrates its own brain.
For at least the second time in under a month, a bunch of Canadians infiltrated Arlene's Grocery to hear some voices from home.
SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean police on Monday clashed with hooded vandals who infiltrated a protest by Mapuche Indians demanding land rights and autonomy.
CIA infiltrated al-Qaida and uncovered underwear bomb plot within Yemen.
Coca Cola was infiltrated by Chinese hackers in 2009 — and never said a word to their shareholders or investors, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.
West said he believes 75-plus House Democrats are members of the Communist Party, a claim that echoed Joe McCarthy's unsubstantiated 1950s charges that communists had infiltrated the top ranks of the US government.
LED technology has been infiltrating cars for nearly a decade, appearing first in Audi's odd illuminated eyebrows and then filtering down to the most plebeian Hyundais and Hondas.
He also said it initially was unclear whether the militants had infiltrated a demonstration to cover their attack.
Matt Damon as Sullivan) infiltrate each others' organizations.
Man dressed as Burger King infiltrates McDonald's.
The Pi Press says GOP Rep Michele Bachmann is renewing her claims that Muslims have infiltrated the US government.
Big Nuclear infiltrates the classroom.
Sprayroq Inc, a developer of spray-applied polyurethane solutions for infrastructure rehabilitation, corrosion management and infiltration control, announced the addition of Kenny Orr to its corporate team.
Be My Guest – Janice Starn aboard the Infiltrator, SJM, weighed-in an 11.66-pound wreck fish ( Polyprion americanus).
She spoke for 20 minutes, managing to connect all the world's woes (conflict in Israel, impending Armageddon) to the so-called Muslim who had infiltrated the presidency.
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In science:

The ice in Moore‟s bay is glacial ice, so should be free of impurities; we do not see any evidence of infiltrating brine layers in the radio reflections.
A prototype station for ARIANNA: a detector for cosmic neutrinos
Furthermore, nimesulide significantly attenuated the blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage and leukocyte infiltration (as measured by EB leakage and MPO activity, respectively) seen at 48 h after the initial ischemic episode.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
It has been shown that after several hours of the onset of ischemia, there is a significant disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) followed by a massive infiltration of polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocytes (Rosenberg et al. 1998;Batteur-Parmentier et al. 2000;Martin et al. 2006).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
In the experiments in which animals were sacrificed after 48 h of reperfusion for evaluating BBB damage, leukocyte infiltration, and edema, drugs were given either immediately or starting 6 h after MCAO, with additional doses at 6, 12, 24 and 36 h.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
By measuring the activity of an enzymatic marker of these inflammatory cells (MPO), we assessed the degree of leukocyte infiltration into the cerebral cortex and subcortical regions following the focal ischemic event.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
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