noun in·vec·tion \-kshən\

Definition of invection



  1. :  an introduction of something from an outside source an invection of … battle smoke floated among islands of rose-tinted altocumulus — K. M. Dodson

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Origin and Etymology of invection

Latin invection-, invectio, from invectus (past participle of invehere to carry in, bring in) + -ion-, -io -ion

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a trip made at another's expense

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