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Meaning of INVASION

Pronunciation:  in'veyzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
  2. [n]  (medicine) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; "the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
  3. [n]  any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"

INVASION is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: encroachment, intrusion
 See Also: entering, entrance, incursion, inroad, penetration, spread, spreading



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See
1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the
   rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

2. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or
   domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest
   or plunder.

3. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or
   pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.

Syn: {Invasion}, {Irruption}, {Inroad}.

Usage: Invasion is the generic term, denoting a forcible
       entrance into a foreign country. Incursion signifies a
       hasty and sudden invasion. Irruption denotes
       particularly violent invasion. Inroad is entry by some
       unusual way involving trespass and injury.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of an invasion, represents your need to be more assertive. Stand up for yourself and let your voice be known.
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