Definitions for invasiveɪnˈveɪ sɪv
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word invasive
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
characterized by or involving invasion; offensive.
invading, or tending to invade; intrusive.
requiring the entry of a needle, catheter, or other medical instrument into a part of the body.
Origin of invasive:
1400–50; late ME < ML
relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision
marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue
"invasive cancer cells"
incursive, invading, invasive(adj)
involving invasion or aggressive attack
encroaching(a), invasive, trespassing(a)(adj)
gradually intrusive without right or permission
"we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters"
An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.
that invades a foreign country using military force
that invades a habitat to the detriment of native species
(of a carcinoma etc) that invades healthy tissue; (of a procedure) in which part of the body is entered
intruding on one's privacy, or trespassing
tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive
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