how to pronounce invasive

ɪnvɛɪsɪv

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“… under the 2019 invasive alien species …”

meanings of invasive

adjective:

  1. That invades a foreign country using military force.
  2. Intrusive on one's privacy.
  3. That grows in environments which do not harbor natural enemies, often to the detriment of native species or of food or garden flora and fauna.
  4. Coming from outside; originating externally.
  5. Relating to military aggression generally.
  6. (of a carcinoma etc) That invades healthy tissue; (of a procedure) in which part of the body is entered.

noun:

  1. An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.

words that rhyme with invasive

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