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invasion

[in-vey-zhuh n] /ɪnˈveɪ ʒən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, especially by an army.
2.
the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
3.
entrance as if to take possession or overrun:
the annual invasion of the resort by tourists.
4.
infringement by intrusion.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin invāsīon- (stem of invāsiō), equivalent to invās(us), past participle of invādere + -iōn- -ion; see invade
Related forms
preinvasion, adjective
reinvasion, noun
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invasion

/ɪnˈveɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of invading with armed forces
2.
any encroachment or intrusion an invasion of rats
3.
the onset or advent of something harmful, esp of a disease
4.
(pathol) the spread of cancer from its point of origin into surrounding tissues
5.
the movement of plants to a new area or to an area to which they are not native
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Word Origin and History for reinvasion

invasion

n.

mid-15c., from Old French invasion "invasion, attack, assaut" (12c.), from Late Latin invasionem (nominative invasio) "an attack, invasion," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin invadere "go into, fall upon, attack, invade," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + vadere "go, walk" (see vamoose).

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