intrusive [in tro͞osiv]
[< L intrusus, pp. of intrudere (see INTRUDE) + -IVE]
1. intruding or tending to intrude
2. Geol. designating or of igneous rock formed from magma that hardened while still within the earth, moon, etc.: cf. EXTRUSIVE (sense 2)
3. Phonet. present or added in speech although not represented originally in spelling or accounted for otherwise etymologically (Ex.: the d added to OE spinel to form spindle): see also EPENTHESIS

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intrusive — in·tru·sive /in trü siv/ adj: characterized by intrusion in·tru·sive·ly adv in·tru·sive·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • intrusive — c.1400, from L. intrus , pp. stem of intrudere (see INTRUSION (Cf. intrusion)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Intrusively; intrusiveness …   Etymology dictionary

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  • intrusive r — is the insertion of the sound of an unwritten r between one vowel sound and another, as in draw r ing for drawing and umbrella r organization for umbrella organization. Though much criticized, it is common even in received pronunciation and… …   Modern English usage

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  • intrusive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intruding or tending to intrude. 2) (of igneous rock) that has been forced when molten into cracks in neighbouring strata. DERIVATIVES intrusively adverb intrusiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • intrusive — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. characterized by intrusion b. intruding where one is not welcome or invited 2. a. projecting inward < an intrusive arm of the sea > b. (1) of a rock having been forced while in a plastic state into cavities or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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