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in·vade

 (ĭn-vād′)
v. in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades
v.tr.
1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage: The Romans invaded Britain.
2. To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd: Each weekend, skiers invade the mountain town.
3. To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen: Bacteria have invaded the lungs.
4. To encroach or intrude on; violate: invade someone's privacy.
v.intr.
To make an invasion: The cancer had invaded deeply into his liver.

[Middle English, from Old French invader, from Latin invādere : in-, in; see in-2 + vādere, to go.]

in·vad′er n.

invading

(ɪnˈveɪdɪŋ)
adj
1. entering a country with the intent of conquest or occupation
2. penetrating with infective force; infesting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.invading - involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war"
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
Translations

invading

[ɪnˈveɪdɪŋ] ADJinvasor

invading

adjeinmarschierend; Huns, Vikings etceinfallend; virus, organismeindringend; invading army/troopsInvasionsarmee f/-truppen pl

invading

[ɪnˈveɪdɪŋ] adj (army, troops) → d'invasione
References in classic literature ?
Cer- tain vague desires that had been invading her body were swept away and she sat up very straight on the bench.
What makes this duty the more urgent is that fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
Besides, I could spare a day easily to arrange matters with my landlord, and thus save myself the trouble of invading the neighbourhood again.
Silas began now to think of Raveloe life entirely in relation to Eppie: she must have everything that was a good in Raveloe; and he listened docilely, that he might come to understand better what this life was, from which, for fifteen years, he had stood aloof as from a strange thing, with which he could have no communion: as some man who has a precious plant to which he would give a nurturing home in a new soil, thinks of the rain, and the sunshine, and all influences, in relation to his nursling, and asks industriously for all knowledge that will help him to satisfy the wants of the searching roots, or to guard leaf and bud from invading harm.
However, supposing myself to be a minister of state, I could never give my advice for invading them.
As Zeila was not far from the frontiers of Abyssinia, they imagined that they already saw the Portuguese invading their country.
On the great day of retribution, what thousands, what millions of the American race will appear at the bar of judgment to arraign their European invading conquerors
Formerly, an invading army would penetrate into the heart of a neighboring country almost as soon as intelligence of its approach could be received; but now a comparatively small force of disciplined troops, acting on the defensive, with the aid of posts, is able to impede, and finally to frustrate, the enterprises of one much more considerable.
It may be inconvenient for Georgia, or the States forming our western or northeastern borders, to send their representatives to the seat of government; but they would find it more so to struggle alone against an invading enemy, or even to support alone the whole expense of those precautions which may be dictated by the neighborhood of continual danger.
Evidently from some part of the vessel they had, by means of a tap, given entrance to the water, which was invading us, and with which the room was soon filled.
When an invading force crosses a river in its onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.
But what has De Rochefort to do with this manner you have of invading my room?