irruptive
adjective Date: 1593 irrupting or tending to irrupt <
irruptive passions
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irruptively adverb

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  • irruptive — irrupt ► VERB ▪ enter forcibly or suddenly. DERIVATIVES irruption noun irruptive adjective. ORIGIN Latin irrumpere break into …   English terms dictionary

  • irruptive — irruptively, adv. /i rup tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by irruption. 2. irrupting or tending to irrupt. 3. Petrol. intrusive. [1585 95; IRRUPT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • irruptive — adjective Having the quality of irrupting or making irruptions …   Wiktionary

  • irruptive — Relating to or characterized by irruption …   Medical dictionary

  • irruptive — Synonyms and related words: advancing, assailing, assaulting, attacking, charging, driving, entering, in, inbound, incoming, incursionary, incursive, inflooding, inflowing, ingoing, ingressive, inpouring, intrusive, invading, invasionary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • irruptive — ir rup·tive || ɪ rÊŒptɪv adj. tending to burst or break in; intrusive, invasive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irruptive — ir·rup·tive …   English syllables

  • irruptive — /ɪˈrʌptɪv/ (say i ruptiv) adjective 1. characterised by or relating to irruption. 2. Geology → intrusive (def. 5) …   Australian English dictionary

  • irruptive — adjective of igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth s surface; granite or diorite or gabbro • Syn: ↑plutonic • Similar to: ↑intrusive • Derivationally related forms: ↑pluton (for: ↑plutonic) …   Useful english dictionary

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