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infiltration

noun

1 infiltration

A process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection).

Roget 41: mixture, admixture, commixture, commixtion; commixion, intermixture, alloyage, matrimony; junction etc. 43; combination etc. 48; ... show more

Roget 228: interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation.    [interposition at a fine-grained level] interpenetration; permeation; ... show more

Roget 294: ingress; entrance, entry; introgression; influx, intrusion, inroad, incursion, invasion, irruption; ingression; penetration, interpenetration; illapse, ... show more

Roget 302: passage, transmission; permeation; penetration, interpenetration; transudation, infiltration; endosmose exosmose; endosmosis [Chem]; intercurrence; ingress etc. 294; egress ... show more

Roget 337: water; serum, serosity; lymph; rheum; diluent; agua [Sp.], aqua, pani.    dilution, maceration, lotion; washing etc. ... show more



2 infiltration

The slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium:
— The infiltration of seawater through the lava.

synonym: percolation.

Dutch: infiltratie
Polish: infiltracja


Moby thesaurus: absorbency, absorbent, absorption, access, admission, adsorbent, adsorption, aerial tactics, aggravated assault, aggression, airborne tactics, amphibious attack, applied tactics, armed assault, armored tactics, assailing, assailment, assault, assimilation, attack ... show more.

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