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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invasive  \In*va"sive\,  a.  [LL.  invasivus:  cf  F.  invasif  See 
  {Invade}.] 
  Tending  to  invade;  characterized  by  invasion;  aggressive. 
  ``Invasive  war.''  --Hoole. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invasive 
  adj  1:  (medicine)  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}] 
  4:  gradually  intrusive  without  right  or  permision;  "we  moved 
  back  from  the  encroaching  tide";  "invasive  tourists"; 
  "trespassing  hunters"  [syn:  {encroaching(a)},  {trespassing(a)}] 




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