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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French invasif, from Medieval Latin invasivus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invasive (comparative more invasive, superlative most invasive)

  1. That invades a foreign country using military force.
  2. (of a plant or animal) That grows in environments which do not harbor natural enemes, often to the detriment of native species or of food or garden flora and fauna.
    an invasive species
  3. (medicine) (of a carcinoma etc) That invades healthy tissue; (of a procedure) in which part of the body is entered
  4. Intrusive on one's privacy.

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NounEdit

invasive (plural invasives)

  1. An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invasive f sg

  1. feminine singular of invasif

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invasive

  1. inflected form of invasiv

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invasive f pl

  1. feminine plural of invasivo

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invasive

  1. definite singular of invasiv
  2. plural form of invasiv

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invasive

  1. definite singular of invasiv
  2. plural form of invasiv