infiltrate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɪltreɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfəltreɪt/, /ɪnˈfɪltreɪt/
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Verb[edit]

infiltrate ‎(third-person singular simple present infiltrates, present participle infiltrating, simple past and past participle infiltrated)

  1. To surreptitiously penetrate, enter or gain access.
    • Addison
      The water infiltrates through the porous rock.
  2. To cause a fluid to pass through a substance by filtration.
  3. To send soldiers through gaps in the enemy line.
  4. (intransitive, of an intravenous needle) To move from a vein, remaining in the body.

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Noun[edit]

infiltrate ‎(plural infiltrates)

  1. (pathology) Any undesirable substance or group of cells that has made its way into part of the body.
    • 2008, Jimmy D. Bartlett, ‎Siret D. Jaanus, Clinical Ocular Pharmacology (page 539)
      One critical distinction to make is whether a focal corneal infiltrate is infected with bacteria or is a sterile immunologic response.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

infiltrate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of infiltrare
  2. second-person plural imperative of infiltrare
  3. feminine plural of infiltrato

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