Invade

Definition of Invade

In`vade´
v. t.1.
[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.
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.
v. i.1.To make an invasion.

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