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1. invasion

noun. ['ˌɪnˈveɪʒən'] the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder.

Synonyms

  • incursion
  • penetration

Antonyms

  • inability
  • gather
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • invasion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • invasionem (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word invasion


1. Noun, singular or mass
“Not so much of a physical invasion, but more a financial one.

Quotes containing the word invasion


1. One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.
- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

2. But there were too many points at which the other self could invade the self he wanted to preserve, and there were too many forms of invasion: certain words, sounds, lights, actions his hands or feet performed, and if he did nothing at all, heard and saw nothing, the shouting of some triumphant inner voice that shocked him and cowed him.
- Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train

2. invasion

noun. ['ˌɪnˈveɪʒən'] any entry into an area not previously occupied.

Synonyms

  • entering
  • encroachment
  • intrusion

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • concentrated
  • unextended
  • uncover

Etymology

  • invasion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • invasionem (Latin)

3. invasion

noun. ['ˌɪnˈveɪʒən'] (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body.

Synonyms

  • spreading

Antonyms

  • fold
  • cross

Etymology

  • invasion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • invasionem (Latin)
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