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1    to enter (a country, territory, etc.) by military force  
2    tr   to occupy in large numbers; overrun; infest  
3    tr   to trespass or encroach upon (privacy, etc.)  
4    tr   to enter and spread throughout, esp. harmfully; pervade  
5    (of plants, esp. weeds) to become established in (a place to which they are not native)  
     (C15: from Latin invadere, from vadere to go)  
  invadable      adj  
  invader      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    assail, assault, attack, burst in, descend upon, encroach, infringe, make inroads, occupy, raid, violate  
2    infect, infest, overrun, overspread, penetrate, permeate, pervade, swarm over  

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