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English noun: invasion

1. invasion (act) the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder

Broader (hypernym)incursion, penetration

Narrower (hyponym)inroad

2. invasion (event) any entry into an area not previously occupied

SamplesAn invasion of tourists.
An invasion of locusts.

Synonymsencroachment, intrusion

Broader (hypernym)entering, entrance

3. invasion (event) (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body

SamplesThe tumor's invasion of surrounding structures.

Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

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