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noun [countable/uncountable] invasion pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈveɪʒ(ə)n/ 
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singularinvasion
pluralinvasions
  1. 1
    an occasion when one country's army goes into another country to take control of it by force

    the Roman invasion of Britain under Julius Caesar

    an invasion force

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of invasion
  2. 2
    a situation in which a large number of people or things come to a place at the same time, especially in an annoying way

    The stores prepared for an invasion of last-minute Christmas shoppers.

    invasion of:

    the annual summer invasion of tourists

  3. 3
    medical the movement of a disease or of the cells that cause it from one area to another
    invasion of:

    an invasion of cancer cells

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