HyperDic: invasion

English > 3 senses of the word invasion:
NOUNactinvasionthe act of invading
eventinvasion, encroachment, intrusionany entry into an area not previously occupied
eventinvasion(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
invasion > pronunciation
Soundsihnvey'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > invasion: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder.
NarrowerinroadAn invasion or hostile attack
Broaderpenetration, incursionAn attack that penetrates into enemy territory
Spanishinvasión
Catalaninvasió
Verbsinvademarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
English > invasion: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAny entry into an area not previously occupied.
Examples
  • "an invasion of tourists"
  • "an invasion of locusts"
Synonymsencroachment, intrusion
Broaderentrance, enteringA movement into or inward
Spanishintrusión, invasión
Catalanintrusió, invasió
Verbsinvadeto intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
invadeoccupy in large numbers or live on a host
English > invasion: 3 senses > noun 3, event
Meaning(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body.
Example"the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Broaderspread, spreadingProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
Spanishinvasión
Verbsinvadepenetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way

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