Associations to the word «Invasive»


INVASIVE, adjective. That invades a foreign country using military force.
INVASIVE, adjective. (of a plant or animal) That grows in environments which do not harbor natural enemes, often to the detriment of native species or of food or garden flora and fauna.
INVASIVE, adjective. (medicine) (of a carcinoma etc) That invades healthy tissue; (of a procedure) in which part of the body is entered
INVASIVE, adjective. Intrusive on one's privacy.
INVASIVE, noun. An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.
INVASIVE CARP, noun. (euphemism) (US) Asian carp.
INVASIVE EXOTIC, noun. (agriculture) A species or an individual of a species that is foreign to an environment and that, when introduced to that environment, outcompetes native species.
INVASIVE EXOTICS, noun. Plural of invasive exotic
INVASIVE SPECIES, noun. (biology) Any species that has been introduced to an environment where it is not native, and that has since become a nuisance through rapid spread and increase in numbers, often to the detriment of native species.

Dictionary definition

INVASIVE, adjective. Relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision.
INVASIVE, adjective. Marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue; "invasive cancer cells".
INVASIVE, adjective. Involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war".
INVASIVE, adjective. Gradually intrusive without right or permission; "we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters".

Wise words

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Blaise Pascal