Meaning of 'invasive'

Find the meaning of the word ‘invasive’

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Meaning of ‘invasive’

4 definitions found.



gradually intrusive without right or permission

Synonyms: encroaching


marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue

Example: "invasive cancer cells"


relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision


involving invasion or aggressive attack

Example: "invasive war"

Synonyms: incursive invading

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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