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]

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