- (of a rock) having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition.
- noting or pertaining to plutonic rocks.
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In a message that would resonate profoundly if given today, he warned against the intrusive power of a faceless state.
This disdain stems from anger at intrusive Congressional action and feckless Congressional inaction.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure|Jack Abramoff|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the Smiths took off, he became frustrated by what he perceived as inaccurate and intrusive reporting.Speed Read: 13 Juiciest Bits From Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’|Nico Hines|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And of course this would be backed by the most intrusive inspections agreements.
This is the first generation of child stars who have only ever known constant media scrutiny of the most intrusive kind.
The same phenomena are sometimes exemplified in intrusive sills and sheets.
Sills, or intrusive sheets, are bed-like masses which have been thrust between the planes of sedimentary or even of igneous rocks.
"If they would not think me inquisitive or intrusive," answered Clementina.
This granite he found to be intrusive into these rocks, and into the much more ancient gneiss on which they rested.Charles Lyell and Modern Geology|Thomas George Bonney
Intrusive rocks offer, as a rule, some contrasts in texture to contemporaneous masses.Geology|James Geikie