Intrusive In*tru"sive, a. Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome. [1913 Webster]

{Intrusive rocks} (Geol.), rocks which have been forced, while in a plastic or melted state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks. The term is sometimes used as equivalent to {plutonic rocks}. It is then contrasted with effusive or volcanic rocks. -- {In*tru"sive*ly}, adv. -- {In*tru"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • intrusive — in·tru·sive /in trü siv/ adj: characterized by intrusion in·tru·sive·ly adv in·tru·sive·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • intrusive — c.1400, from L. intrus , pp. stem of intrudere (see INTRUSION (Cf. intrusion)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Intrusively; intrusiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • intrusive — impertinent, officious, meddlesome, obtrusive Analogous words: intruding, butting in, interloping, obtruding (see INTRUDE): inquisitive, prying, snoopy, nosy, *curious: interfering, meddling, intermeddling (see MEDDLE) Antonyms: retiring:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intrusive — [adj] obtrusive forward, interfering, invasive, meddlesome, meddling, nosy*, presumptuous, protruding, prying; concepts 401,542 …   New thesaurus

  • intrusive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intruding or tending to intrude. 2) (of igneous rock) that has been forced when molten into cracks in neighbouring strata. DERIVATIVES intrusively adverb intrusiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • intrusive — [in tro͞osiv] adj. [< L intrusus, pp. of intrudere (see INTRUDE) + IVE] 1. intruding or tending to intrude 2. Geol. designating or of igneous rock formed from magma that hardened while still within the earth, moon, etc.: cf. EXTRUSIVE (sense… …   English World dictionary

  • intrusive — /ɪnˈtrusɪv/ (say in troohsiv), / zɪv/ (say ziv) adjective 1. intruding. 2. characterised by or involving intrusion: intrusive noise. 3. apt to intrude; coming unbidden or without welcome: intrusive phone calls. 4. violating one s privacy: an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • intrusive — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. characterized by intrusion b. intruding where one is not welcome or invited 2. a. projecting inward < an intrusive arm of the sea > b. (1) of a rock having been forced while in a plastic state into cavities or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intrusive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairl …   Collocations dictionary

  • intrusive — in|tru|sive [ ın trusıv ] adjective 1. ) interrupting a peaceful situation: intrusive noise/lights/tourists 2. ) becoming involved in something in a way that is not welcome: I found their question quite intrusive. intrusive press photographers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”