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verb (used with object)
to enter forcefully as an enemy; go into with hostile intent:
Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
to enter like an enemy:
Locusts invaded the fields.
to enter as if to take possession:
to invade a neighbor's home.
to enter and affect injuriously or destructively, as disease:
viruses that invade the bloodstream.
to intrude upon:
to invade the privacy of a family.
to encroach or infringe upon:
to invade the rights of citizens.
The smell of baking invades the house.
to penetrate; spread into or over:
The population boom has caused city dwellers to invade the suburbs.
verb (used without object)
to make an
troops awaiting the signal to invade.
to go; see
verb (used with object),
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They are definitely aware when you can see them and are less likely to
your space when they know they have been seen.
Voracious, venomous lionfish are the first exotic species to
If humans didn't make it so easy for them, invasive fire ants wouldn't
After multiplying, the microbes break out of the cell and go on to
other cells, repeating the process.
They eat natural bark and stems, and have been known to
campgrounds and chew on canoe paddles.
In addition to becoming immortal, cancer cells
the surrounding tissue, rendering it nonfunctional.
And morning light seems to
the still night village.
Somebody should really
that country and prevent that sort of thing.
Consider, though, what it means to
that technological space.
Then the aliens come back with a bunch of their friends and
, attacking five of the world's largest cities.
British Dictionary definitions for
to enter (a country, territory, etc) by military force
) to occupy in large numbers; overrun; infest
) to trespass or encroach upon (privacy, etc)
) to enter and spread throughout, esp harmfully; pervade
(of plants, esp weeds) to become established in (a place to which they are not native)
C15: from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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(...) peak all round Olympus. No degree of affection need invade this religion.
Ralph Waldo Emerson