intrusive(redirected from intrusively)
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1. Intruding or tending to intrude.
2. Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock.
3. Linguistics Epenthetic.
1. characterized by intrusion or tending to intrude
2. (Geological Science) (of igneous rocks) formed by intrusion. Compare extrusive2
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) 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
1. tending or apt to intrude; annoying.
2. characterized by or involving intrusion.
3. intruding; thrusting in.
a. (of a rock) having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition.
b. of or pertaining to plutonic rocks.
5. of or designating a speech sound inserted in connected speech where it is not present in the spelling, as an r-sound inserted by some speakers before -ing in the word drawing; excrescent.
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|Adj.||1.||intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"|
|2.||intrusive - of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
extrusive - of rock material; forced out while molten through cracks in the earth's surface
|3.||intrusive - thrusting inward; "an intrusive arm of the sea"|
concave - curving inward
protrusive - thrusting outward
1. interfering, disturbing, invasive, unwanted, presumptuous, uncalled-for, importunate The cameras were not an intrusive presence.
2. pushy (informal), forward, interfering, unwanted, impertinent, nosy (informal), officious, meddlesome Her bodyguards were less than gentle with intrusive journalists.