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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
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My first pretext for invading the sanctum was to bring Arthur a little waddling puppy of which Sancho was the father, and which delighted the child beyond expression, and, consequently, could not fail to please his mamma.
But an apology for invading the hermitage was still necessary; so I had furnished myself with a blue morocco collar for Arthur's little dog; and that being given and received, with much more joy and gratitude, on the part of the receiver, than the worth of the gift or the selfish motive of the giver deserved, I ventured to ask Mrs.
The direct consequence of the battle of Borodino was Napoleon's senseless flight from Moscow, his retreat along the old Smolensk road, the destruction of the invading army of five hundred thousand men, and the downfall of Napoleonic France, on which at Borodino for the first time the hand of an opponent of stronger spirit had been laid.
When an invading force crosses a river in its onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.
The general democratic movement of modern times, in its frantic struggle to mitigate all differences, is now invading even the world of sex.
As Zeila was not far from the frontiers of Abyssinia, they imagined that they already saw the Portuguese invading their country.
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.
The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at many youngsters, who protesters and hurled stones at the invading army jeeps.
Researchers wanted to see if invading bacteria in the epithelium, a mucus-lined cellular covering in the intestinal tract, would increase inflammation, which interferes with how the body normally deals with insulin.
Beautiful but a bit intimidating," he wrote, adding that "talk of humans invading animals' spaces fails to recognize that we also are animals.
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I think it is highly unlikely that the Argentinians will invade the Falkland Islands, not least because there is a clause in their constitution I understand which specifically excludes invading the Falkland Islands by force.