invasive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French invasif, from Medieval Latin invasivus

Adjective[edit]

invasive (comparative more invasive, superlative most invasive)

  1. That invades a foreign country using military force.
  2. (of a plant or animal) That grows in environments which do not harbor natural enemes, often to the detriment of native species or of food or garden flora and fauna.
  3. (medicine) (of a carcinoma etc) That invades healthy tissue; (of a procedure) in which part of the body is entered
  4. Intrusive on one's privacy.

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Noun[edit]

invasive (plural invasives)

  1. An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

invasive

  1. inflected form of invasiv

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

invasive f pl

  1. feminine plural of invasivo