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English Dictionary: invading by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war"
    Synonym(s): incursive, invading, invasive
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Invade \In*vade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invaded}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Invading}.] [L. invadere, invasum; pref. in- in + vadere
      to go, akin to E. wade: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir. See
      1. To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to
            enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress. [Obs.]
                     Which becomes a body, and doth then invade The state
                     of life, out of the grisly shade.      --Spenser.
      2. To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to
            conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack;
            as, the Romans invaded Great Britain.
                     Such an enemy Is risen to invade us.   --Milton.
      3. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as,
            the king invaded the rights of the people.
      4. To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and
            progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
      Syn: To attack; assail; encroach upon. See {Attack}.
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