reinvade

verb

re·​in·​vade (ˌ)rē-in-ˈvād How to pronounce reinvade (audio)
reinvaded; reinvading

transitive + intransitive

: to invade (something) again
… will show American industry how to exploit new technology faster and reinvade lost markets.Brian O'Reilly
The cultivated patches would have been abandoned after a couple of years as … weeds reinvaded and made clearing too difficult.Clive Ponting
reinvasion noun
plural reinvasions
… declared invasive yellow fever-carrying … mosquitoes eradicated in 1958, only to experience reinvasion in the decades to follow. Robert Lamb

Examples of reinvade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such malleability has precedent: Versions of the H3N2 flu virus that have been bopping around since the ’60s are still finding new ways to reinvade us. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 14 July 2022 If Russia does go ahead and reinvade Ukraine, what will happen to the $10 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline that's supposed to carry natural gas from Russia to Germany? David Meyer, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinvade was in 1611

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“Reinvade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinvade. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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