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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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1. Troubling to the mind or emotions:
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intrusive[ɪnˈtruːsɪv] ADJ [reporter] → entrometido, indiscreto; [question] → indiscreto; [noise, presence] → molesto
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intrusive[ɪnˈtruːsɪv] adj → importuno/a
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