Last modified on 21 October 2014, at 13:50

intrusive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from intrusion.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtruːsɪv/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧tru‧sive

AdjectiveEdit

intrusive (comparative more intrusive, superlative most intrusive)

  1. Tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.
    Did it ever cross your mind that he might find all those questions you ask intrusive?
  2. (geology) Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.

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NounEdit

intrusive (plural intrusives)

  1. (geology) An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

intrusive f

  1. feminine form of intrusif

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

intrusive

  1. feminine plural of intrusivo

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