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Invasion meaning

invasion - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; " the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
  2. 2. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
  3. 3. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.
  4. 4. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.
  5. 5. Hostile entrance; attack; encroachment.

invasion - examples of usage

  1. At last the old lady, determined to resist this invasion of her domestic peace, told her servants to arm themselves with such weapons as they could obtain, she herself sitting up with a brace of loaded pistols before her. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. We do not want an army; only let us make our fleet strong enough and we may defy the world; our militia is perfectly able to defend us against invasion. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. " I shall not do so," said Ned, with his heart in his throat " But may I not tell them that General Santa Anna has checked the invasion at the north? - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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