In*vade" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Invading.] [L. invadere, invasum; pref. in- in + vadere to go, akin to E. wade: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir. See Wade.]

1.

To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress.

[Obs.]

Which becomes a body, and doth then invade The state of life, out of the grisly shade. Spenser.

2.

To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack; as, the Romans invaded Great Britain.

Such an enemy Is risen to invade us. Milton.

3.

To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people.

4.

To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.

Syn. -- To attack; assail; encroach upon. See Attack.

 

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In*vade", v. i.

To make an invasion.

Brougham.

 

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