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In"road` (?), n.

The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.

The loss of Shrewsbury exposed all North Wales to the daily inroads of the enemy. Clarendon.

With perpetual inroads to alarm, Though inaccessible, his fatal throne. Milton.

Syn. -- Invasion; incursion; irruption. See Invasion.


© Webster 1913.

In*road" (?), v.t [imp. & p. p. Inroaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Inroading.]

To make an inroad into; to invade.


The Saracens . . . conquered Spain, inroaded Aquitaine. Fuller.


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