- an act or instance of intruding.
- the state of being intruded.
- an illegal act of entering, seizing, or taking possession of another's property.
- a wrongful entry after the determination of a particular estate, made before the remainderman or reversioner has entered.
- emplacement of molten rock in preexisting rock.
- plutonic rock emplaced in this manner.
- a process analogous to magmatic intrusion, as the injection of a plug of salt into sedimentary rocks.
- the matter forced in.
Origin of intrusion
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Related Wordsimposition, encroachment, interference, invasion, incursion, intervention, infraction, impingement, meddling, trespass, transgression, inroad, interposition, obtrusion
Examples from the Web for intrusions
I would have defied their scoundrelism as much as I have scorned all the other intrusions of life.Victory
The country swarms with savage Indians, who are jealous of the intrusions of strangers.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
I withdrew the "intrusions" with difficulty, and returned to the woman who had fainted.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck
R. Pitcher Woodward
I've no time or taste for it, and I don't wish to be annoyed by intrusions into my home.The Grain Of Dust
David Graham Phillips
It does not follow that all intrusions were those of conquerors.Ancient Man in Britain
Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
- the act or an instance of intruding; an unwelcome visit, interjection, etcan intrusion on one's privacy
- the movement of magma from within the earth's crust into spaces in the overlying strata to form igneous rock
- any igneous rock formed in this way
- property law an unlawful entry onto land by a stranger after determination of a particular estate of freehold and before the remainderman or reversioner has made entry
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Word Origin and History for intrusions
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The movement of magma through cracks in underground rocks within the Earth, usually in an upward direction.♦ Rocks that form from the underground cooling of magma are generally coarse-grained (because they cool slowly so that large crystals have time to grow) and are called intrusive rocks. Compare extrusion.
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