irruptive

[ ih-ruhp-tiv ]
/ ɪˈrʌp tɪv /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by irruption.
irrupting or tending to irrupt.
Petrology. intrusive.

Nearby words

  1. irritative,
  2. irrorate,
  3. irrotational,
  4. irrupt,
  5. irruption,
  6. irs,
  7. irtysh,
  8. irv,
  9. irvine,
  10. irvine-gass syndrome

Origin of irruptive

First recorded in 1585–95; irrupt + -ive

Related formsir·rup·tive·ly, adverbun·ir·rup·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for irruptive

irruptive

/ (ɪˈrʌptɪv) /

adjective

irrupting or tending to irrupt
of, involving, or causing irruption
obsolete (of igneous rocks) intrusive
Derived Formsirruptively, adverb

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