exfiltrate

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verb ex·fil·trate \eks-ˈfil-ˌtrāt, ˈeks-(ˌ)fil-\

Definition of exfiltrate

exfiltrated

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exfiltrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to remove (someone) furtively from a hostile area Kublinski avoided detection. He was exfiltrated from Poland, with his family, only after being compromised by a leak from the U.S. government. — Radek Sikorski

  3. 2 :  to steal (sensitive data) from a computer (as with a flash drive)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to escape from a hostile area

exfiltration

play \ˌeks-(ˌ)fil-ˈtrā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of exfiltrate

1ex- + infiltrate


First Known Use: 1947


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