[ in-troo-siv ]
/ ɪnˈtru sɪv /
tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome: intrusive memories of a lost love.
characterized by or involving intrusion.
intruding; thrusting in.
- (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.
Phonetics. excrescent (def. 2).
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OTHER WORDS FROM intrusive
in·tru·sive·ly, adverbin·tru·sive·ness, nounnon·in·tru·sive, adjectivenon·in·tru·sive·ly, adverb
un·in·tru·sive, adjectiveun·in·tru·sive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intrusive
/ (ɪnˈtruːsɪv) /
characterized by intrusion or tending to intrude
(of igneous rocks) formed by intrusionCompare extrusive (def. 2)
phonetics relating to or denoting a speech sound that is introduced into a word or piece of connected speech for a phonetic rather than a historical or grammatical reason, such as the (r) often pronounced between idea and of in the idea of it
Derived forms of intrusiveintrusively, adverbintrusiveness, noun
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