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invasion

in·va·sion

invasion

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn veI zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of invading, esp. by an enemy or hostile army.
synonyms:
aggression, foray, incursion, raid, strike
antonyms:
retreat, withdrawal
similar words:
action, assault, attack, inroad, offensive, operation
definition 2: the beginning or onset of a disease or illness.
synonyms:
attack, onset
similar words:
beginning, start, strike
definition 3: an act of intruding, as into another's life or affairs.
an invasion of my privacy
synonyms:
encroachment, incursion, infringement, intrusion, violation
similar words:
assault, attack, breach, ingress, inroad
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