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infiltration (n.)

"action or process of infiltrating," in physics, 1796, noun of action from infiltrate. Figurative sense of "a passing into" (anything immaterial) is from 1840; military sense of "stealthy penetration of enemy lines" dates from 1930. The same word had been used earlier in a medical sense of "a knitting together" (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin infiltratio.

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Definitions of infiltration from WordNet

infiltration (n.)
a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection);
infiltration (n.)
the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium;
the infiltration of seawater through the lava
Synonyms: percolation
From wordnet.princeton.edu