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Definition of invasive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    invasive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈveɪsɪv//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1(especially of diseases within the body) spreading very quickly and difficult to stop invasive cancer
  2. 2(of medical treatment) involving cutting into the body invasive surgery opposite noninvasive see also invade
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