invasive invasive  /ɪn ˈveɪ sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision
  2. (adj) marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue
  3. (adj) involving invasion or aggressive attack
  4. (adj) gradually intrusive without right or permission

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Usage(s):

  1. Known as invasive non-indigenous species, such garden mainstays as garlic mustard or Japanese barberry are often cultivated for their beauty and hardiness.
  2. First they had to be sure there would be no medical harm: removing breast buds, Gunther says, is a much less invasive procedure than a mastectomy.
  3. New York is now requiring all health professionals who perform invasive procedures to undergo mandatory training in the latest sterile techniques.

News

  1. Giant Hogweed Plant Invasive Warnings For Burning, Blinding Sap [Videos]

    Summer’s here, so it’s time to watch out for the giant hogweed plant, a dangerous invasive species that can cause burns and blindness. Yahoo News posted a brief reminder Thursday that the supersized weed may look like an impressive stand of Queen Anne’s lace. But if you touch the up-to-23-foot tall giant, you may suffer... Read more » Giant Hogweed Plant Invasive Warnings For Burning, Blinding ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Invasive, Destructive Zebra Mussels Found In Lake Lewisville

    Less than a year after zebra mussels were found in Lake Ray Roberts, the destructive invasive species has been confirmed in Lewisville Lake by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This is the third lake in Texas , and the second within the Trinity River basin , where zebra mussels have been discovered.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

  3. Invasive species program planned in Verona

    A free public information session will take place to discuss the impacts and management of invasive species.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Observer-Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "While this method would require a complex feat of engineering, we need to understand the costs and benefits and whether this method offers the best hope for a long-term solution for containing not only the carp, but other invasive species,"...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Dick Durbin Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The only way to protect our Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species is to permanently separate the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes," Stabenow said.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Debbie Stabenow Source: Sify

  3. Before the interview begins, Gyllenhaal says in a soft but assured voice that she'd prefer not to discuss motherhood: "It's just been so weird, since my daughter was born, how protective I am," she said. "People have been very invasive."
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Maggie Gyllenhaal Source: FOXNews

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