What does invasive mean?

Definitions for invasiveɪnˈveɪ sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word invasive.

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"


  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

  2. Origin: [LL. invasivus: cf. F. invasif. See Invade.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invasive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invasive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matthew Barnes:

    We always say that dandelions are a good gateway invasive.

  2. Mark Jaycox:

    Privacy advocates will be there to steadfastly oppose any privacy and invasive information sharing bills.

  3. Mariana Pepeu:

    It was an invasive measure, but the laws for the Internet are very recent and they are still being written (in Brazil).

  4. Piero Genovesi:

    I don’t think it's possible to stop (the spread of invasive plants) but we can indeed significantly reduce the impacts.

  5. James Hart:

    It was odd in the sense that the ghost of any former lover of anyone can be invasive. But particularly when he’s as big a star as she is.

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