intrusive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from intrusion.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

intrusive f

  1. feminine form of intrusif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

intrusive

  1. feminine plural of intrusivo

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