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verb [intransitive/transitive] infiltrate pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnfɪltreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinfiltrate
he/she/itinfiltrates
present participleinfiltrating
past tenseinfiltrated
past participleinfiltrated
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  1. 1
    to secretly join an organization or go into a place in order to find out information about it or damage it
    infiltrate into:

    plans to prevent rebels from infiltrating into the country

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  2. 2
    to become a feature of something gradually, without anyone noticing

    the way that technology has infiltrated our daily lives

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infiltration

 infiltrate pronunciation in British English /ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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infiltrator

noun [countable]
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singularinfiltrator
pluralinfiltrators
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