Invasive Definition

ĭn-vāsĭv
adjective
Of, engaging in, or given to armed aggression.
An invasive military force.
American Heritage
Of or having to do with invasion or an invasion.
An invasive military force, invasive weeds.
Webster's New World
Tending to spread into healthy tissue.
An invasive tumor.
Webster's New World
Penetrating into the body.
An invasive diagnostic instrument.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or incision.
American Heritage Medicine
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noun
An invasive species or organism.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Invasive

Noun

Singular:
invasive
Plural:
invasives

Origin of Invasive

  • Middle English from Old French invasif from Medieval Latin invāsīvus from Latin invāsus past participle of invādere to invade invade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French invasif, from Medieval Latin invasivus

    From Wiktionary

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