[ US /ˌɪnˈveɪsɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɪnvˈe‍ɪsɪv/ ]
  1. involving invasion or aggressive attack
    invasive war
  2. relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision
  3. marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue
    invasive cancer cells
  4. gradually intrusive without right or permission
    invasive tourists
    we moved back from the encroaching tide
    trespassing hunters
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How To Use invasive In A Sentence

  • It works non-invasively, by analysing how the mix of gases in the breath of its test subjects alter between inhalation and exhalation.
  • The department would also help people who had suffered the consequences of fire, resulting from uncleared invasive alien vegetation, to take civil action against those responsible.
  • Although blood in the stool suggests invasive disease, fever is not a sensitive indicator of dysentery.
  • Experimental evidence suggests that dairy could also promote the conversion of precancerous lesions or mutated cells into invasive cancers. Times, Sunday Times
  • He hosts invasive lionfish tournaments and beach and bay clean-up events. Smithsonian
  • There would also be a great impact from invasive weeds into the area and damage to the sensitive forest floor.
  • An important feature of the site is the lack of invasive non-native exotics like rhododendron and laurel.
  • PR. com) -- HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited (HCG), South Asia's largest cancer care network, today unveiled the PET Myocardial Blood Flow (MBF) System that offers clinicians a non-invasive method to determine true myocardial blood flow and accurately assess the need for revascularization procedures such as stenting and bypass surgery. Press Releases
  • Writing the legislation to prohibit spyware and privacy-invasive practices such as keylogging and skimming Undefined
  • I'm passionate about minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopy because patients do so well," says Dr. Lori Warren, a gynecological surgeon at Women First Obstetrics & Business Wire Travel News
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