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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vade /ɪnˈved/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·vade /ɪnˈved/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vade, v. i. To make an invasion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vade v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Invading.]
 1. To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress. [Obs.]
 Which becomes a body, and doth then invade
 The state of life, out of the grisly shade.   --Spenser.
 2. To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack; as, the Romans invaded Great Britain.
 Such an enemy
 Is risen to invade us.   --Milton.
 3. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people.
 4. To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
 Syn: -- To attack; assail; encroach upon. See Attack.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: march aggressively into another's territory by military
           force for the purposes of conquest and occupation;
           "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939" [syn: occupy]
      2: to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new
         colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on
         your privacy" [syn: intrude on, obtrude upon, encroach
      3: occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant
         infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
         [syn: overrun, infest]
      4: penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way; "The
         cancer had invaded her lungs"