Definitions for invasiveɪnˈveɪ sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•va•siveɪnˈveɪ sɪv(adj.)

  1. characterized by or involving invasion; offensive.

  2. invading, or tending to invade; intrusive.

  3. requiring the entry of a needle, catheter, or other medical instrument into a part of the body.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of invasive:

1400–50; late ME < ML

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invasive(adj)

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

  2. invasive(adj)

    marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue

    "invasive cancer cells"

  3. incursive, invading, invasive(adj)

    involving invasion or aggressive attack

    "invasive war"

  4. encroaching(a), invasive, trespassing(a)(adj)

    gradually intrusive without right or permission

    "we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters"

Wiktionary

  1. invasive(Noun)

    An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.

  2. invasive(Adjective)

    that invades a foreign country using military force

  3. invasive(Adjective)

    that invades a habitat to the detriment of native species

  4. invasive(Adjective)

    (of a carcinoma etc) that invades healthy tissue; (of a procedure) in which part of the body is entered

  5. invasive(Adjective)

    intruding on one's privacy, or trespassing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invasive(adj)

    tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive

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