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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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