infiltrate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɪnfɪltɹeɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɪnfəltɹeɪt/, /ɪnˈfɪltɹeɪt/
Verb

infiltrate (infiltrates, present participle infiltrating; past and past participle infiltrated)

  1. (intransitive) To surreptitiously penetrate, enter or gain access.
  2. (transitive) To cause a fluid to pass through a substance by filtration.
  3. (military) To send soldiers through gaps in the enemy line.
  4. (intransitive, of an intravenous needle) To move from a vein, remaining in the body.
Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Spanish: infiltrar
Noun

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.
Translations
  • German: Infiltrat



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