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exfiltrate

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

RELATED WORDS

quit, depart, retire, disengage, leave, eliminate, go, retreat, blow, abjure, recede, secede, switch, book, exit, quail, vacate, recoil, detach, extract

Nearby words

exertainment, exertion, exeter, exeunt, exeunt omnes, exfiltrate, exfoliant, exfoliate, exfoliation, exfoliative, 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