Origin of irruptive
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After Dolly's departure, Rinda had made a second irruptive entrance, with the announcement, "Gen'lem!"Horace Chase
Constance Fenimore Woolson
One was an irruptive craving within him to take some part in the dynamic activities of the surrounding world.Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
They seem to be a necessary evil to be classed with smallpox, chicken-pox, yellow fever and other irruptive diseases.Poems for Pale People
Edwin C. Ranck
In the meantime, concern and suspense and irruptive wrath had their chief abode in the inner room of Remington and Evans.The Sturdy Oak
Samuel Merwin, et al.
Fact is, gallant little Wales was swamped by irruptive Ireland.
- irrupting or tending to irrupt
- of, involving, or causing irruption
- obsolete (of igneous rocks) intrusive
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