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Meaning of INTRUSIVE

Pronunciation:  in'troosiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
  2. [adj]  thrusting inward; "an intrusive arm of the sea"
  3. [adj]  (geology) of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock

INTRUSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: busy, busybodied, encroaching(a), eruptive, interfering, intruding, invasive, irruptive, meddlesome, meddling, officious, plutonic, trespassing(a)
 Antonyms: extrusive, not intrusive, protrusive, unintrusive
 See Also: concave, uninvited



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tru"sive\, a.
Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without
right or welcome.

{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.

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