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English definition of “invasive”

invasive

adjective uk   /ɪnˈveɪ.sɪv/ us  
moving into all areas of something and difficult to stop: an invasive disease They treated the cancer with non-invasive methods/surgery (= not cutting into the body).Attacking and invading
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