Origin of invasive
Related formsun·in·va·sive, adjective
Examples from the Web for invasive
The procedure they undergo to extract eggs is intense and invasive and there are no sexual kicks involved.
Only in the high seas are there still some habitats free of invasive species.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail|Sylvia A. Earle|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides the danger to animals, these exotic animals may cause havoc as an invasive species.
However around 80 percent of breast cancers are Invasive Ductal Carcinomas (IDC).Study Shows “Angelina Effect” Leads to Unnecessary Procedures for Some Breast Cancer Patients|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Potential changes also need to consider the impact that invasive security measures would have on morale.Can Private Security Guards Protect Military Bases?|Adrian Bonenberger|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not even by tradition do our common people know anything of the horrors of foreign and invasive war.
Our hurtful circumstances are so invasive and so immediate that only God can come between us and them.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
Still another assault, or invasive outroad, northward against the Russian Magazines, there also was; of which by and by.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
We may be driven from the road by the invasive motor car, but there are still the footpaths and the tameless moorland.Dartmoor|Arthur L. Salmon
Two obstacles, the one external, the other internal, checked its invasive progress.American Institutions and Their Influence|Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
British Dictionary definitions for invasive
Medicine definitions for invasive
Related formsin•va′sive•ness n.
Science definitions for invasive
- Relating to a disease or condition that has a tendency to spread, especially a malignant cancer that spreads into healthy tissue.
- Relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or incision.