[ eks-fil-treyt, eks-fil-treyt ]
/ ɛksˈfɪl treɪt, ˈɛks fɪlˌtreɪt /

verb (used without object), ex·fil·trat·ed, ex·fil·trat·ing.

to escape furtively from an area under enemy control.

verb (used with object), ex·fil·trat·ed, ex·fil·trat·ing.

to smuggle (military personnel) out of an area under enemy control.

Nearby words

  1. exertainment,
  2. exertion,
  3. exeter,
  4. exeunt,
  5. exeunt omnes,
  6. exfoliant,
  7. exfoliate,
  8. exfoliation,
  9. exfoliative,
  10. exfoliative cytology

Origin of exfiltrate

First recorded in 1965–70; ex-1 + (in)filtrate

Related formsex·fil·tra·tion, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for exfiltrate

  • Now, to exfiltrate the campus in perfect anonymity and make our escape.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
  • I can infiltrate and exfiltrate any room on this campus, D. You've seen me do it.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow