Invasion



[in-vey-zhuh n] /ɪnˈveɪ ʒən/

noun
1.
an act or instance of 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.
/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
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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