infiltration

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the passing of water into the soil or into a drainage system
  • noun an irrigation system in which water passes through many small channels to reach the fields

Construction

  • The leakage of air into a building through the small spaces around windows, doors, etc., caused by pressure differences between indoor and outdoor air.

Medical

  • noun the process where a liquid passes through the walls of one part of the body into another part
  • noun a condition in which waste is brought to and deposited around cells

Military

  • noun an act of infiltrating.

Wine

  • the action of rainwater as it soaks downwards into the soil. As the surface layers become waterlogged the water seeps down into lower dry layers.
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