Search Result for "invasive":
Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (4)

1. relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision;

2. marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue;
- Example: "invasive cancer cells"

3. involving invasion or aggressive attack;
- Example: "invasive war"
[syn: incursive, invading, invasive]

4. gradually intrusive without right or permission;
- Example: "we moved back from the encroaching tide"
- Example: "invasive tourists"
- Example: "trespassing hunters"
[syn: encroaching(a), invasive, trespassing(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Invasive \In*va"sive\, a. [LL. invasivus: cf. F. invasif. See Invade.] 1. Tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive. "Invasive war." --Hoole. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) tending to spread, especially tending to intrude into healthy tissue; -- used mostly of tumors. [Narrower terms: malignant] PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

invasive adj 1: relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision [ant: noninvasive] 2: marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue; "invasive cancer cells" [ant: confined] 3: involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war" [syn: incursive, invading, invasive] 4: gradually intrusive without right or permission; "we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters" [syn: encroaching(a), invasive, trespassing(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "invasive": advancing, assailing, assaulting, attacking, charging, driving, entering, in, inbound, incoming, incursionary, incursive, inflooding, inflowing, ingoing, ingressive, inpouring, interfering, interruptive, intervenient, intrusive, invading, invasionary, inward, inward-bound, irruptive, obtrusive, thrusting




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