Definition Of infiltrates


(of a liquid) permeate (something) by filtration.

virtually no water infiltrates deserts such as the Sahara

an infiltrating substance or a number of infiltrating cells.

His follow-up radiograph 10 days after the initiation of prednisone showed a substantial decrease of the infiltrate .

enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to acquire secret information.

other areas of the establishment were infiltrated by fascists

Example Of infiltrates

  • a chest radiograph revealed a patchy infiltrate in the left lower lobes

  • A secret land, infiltrated by humans, and the loss of spirituality is at stake.

  • Although the chest radiograph may be normal initially, subsequent radiographs will reveal an infiltrate , which may extend rapidly, involving one or more lobes as well as the pleura.

  • Another source of concern is terrorist infiltration of our intelligence agencies.

  • Any large organization is inherently vulnerable to espionage and infiltration .

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