invasive

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adjective in·va·sive \-siv, -ziv\

Definition of invasive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by military aggression

  2. 2 :  tending to spread; especially :  tending to invade healthy tissue <invasive cancer cells>

  3. 3 :  tending to infringe

  4. 4 :  involving entry into the living body (as by incision or by insertion of an instrument) <invasive diagnostic techniques>

invasiveness

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1598

First Known Use of invasive

1598


INVASIVE Defined for English Language Learners

invasive

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adjective in·va·sive \-siv, -ziv\

Definition of invasive for English Language Learners

  • : tending to spread

  • medical : involving entry into the body by cutting or by inserting an instrument


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invasive

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adjective in·va·sive \-siv, -ziv\

Medical Definition of invasive

  1. 1:  tending to spread; especially :  tending to invade healthy tissue <invasive cancer cells>

  2. 2:  involving entry into the living body (as by incision or by insertion of an instrument) <invasive diagnostic techniques>

invasiveness

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