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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infiltration  \In`fil*tra"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  infiltration.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  infiltrating,  as  if  water  into  a 
  porous  substance,  or  of  a  fluid  into  the  cells  of  an  organ 
  or  part  of  the  body. 
 
  2.  The  substance  which  has  entered  the  pores  or  cavities  of  a 
  body.  --Addison. 
 
  Calcareous  infiltrations  filling  the  cavities. 
  --Kirwan. 
 
  {Fatty  infiltration}.  (Med.)  See  under  {Fatty}. 
 
  {Infiltration  gallery},  a  filter  gallery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infiltration 
  n  :  a  process  in  which  a  military  force  moves  as  individuals  (or 
  small  groups)  through  enemy  positions  without  detection 




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