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invasionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈveɪ.ʒən/
B2 an ​occasion when an ​army or ​country uses ​force to ​enter and take ​control of another ​country: They were ​planning to ​mount an invasion of the ​north of the ​country.C2 an ​occasion when a ​largenumber of ​people or things come to a ​place in an ​annoying and ​unwanted way: the ​annual invasion of ​foreigntouristsC2 an ​action or ​process that ​affects someone's ​life in an ​unpleasant and ​unwanted way: an invasion ofprivacy
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invasionnoun [C]

 us   /ɪnˈveɪ·ʒən/
the ​act of ​entering a ​place by ​force, often in ​largenumbers: the invasion of the Normandy ​coast on D-day fig. I ​certainlyregarded the ​tapping of my ​phone as an invasion of (my) ​privacy.
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