Meaning of infiltrate
Pronunciation: (in-fil'trāt, in'fil-trāt"), [key]
— v., n. -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
- to filter into or through; permeate.
- to cause to pass in by filtering.
- to move into (an organization, country, territory, or the like) surreptitiously and gradually, esp. with hostile intent: The troops infiltrated the enemy lines.
- to pass a small number of (soldiers, spies, or the like) into a territory or organization clandestinely and with hostile or subversive intent: The intelligence agency infiltrated three spies into the neighboring country.
- to pass into or through a substance, place, etc., by or as by filtering.
- to penetrate tissue spaces or cells.
- something that infiltrates.
- any substance penetrating tissues or cells and forming a morbid accumulation.
- infiltrate (Thesaurus)