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incursion Syllabification: in·cur·sion
Pronunciation: /inˈkərZHən/

Definition of incursion in English:


An invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one: incursions into enemy territory
More example sentences
  • No doubt there are endless combinations of bombing campaigns and military incursions on the Pentagon's drawing board.
  • When it became apparent that India was not going to attack, the cross-border incursions quickly rose again.
  • Talk of invasions and incursions are rife at the moment and in Westport there is a similar discussion taking place.
attack on, assault on, raid on, invasion of, storming of, overrunning of, foray into, blitz on, sortie into, sally into/against, advance on/into, push into, thrust into, infiltration of


Pronunciation: /inˈkərsiv/
Example sentences
  • As its name suggests, the Stopwatch mode is time based, with one team attempting to complete a set of incursive mission objectives, while the other defends.
  • Like a sysop coping with an online world in which it's always September, he strove to civilize and enlighten the incursive Goths, a barbarous people who held learning in contempt.
  • But this is not where the effects have ceased their incursive influence on the lives of those exposed to HUM events.


Late Middle English (formerly also as encursion): from Latin incursio(n-), from the verb incurrere (see incur).

Words that rhyme with incursion

animadversion, aspersion, assertion, aversion, bioconversion, Cistercian, coercion, conversion, desertion, disconcertion, dispersion, diversion, emersion, excursion, exertion, extroversion, immersion, insertion, interspersion, introversion, Persian, perversion, submersion, subversion, tertian, version
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