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Definition of "intrusive" []

  • Intruding or tending to intrude. (adjective)
  • Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Epenthetic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intrusive" in a sentence
  • "It's not about "whether I can sing off a line" about the number of federal agencies, Mr. Perry said, explaining that his campaign is about cutting back what he described as the intrusive reach of government."
  • "That situation was complicated by the book she wrote, which was called intrusive, but it seemed to me that Myerson's chief crime was to shatter the conspiracy of silence."
  • "Karla Fisk, another Cooper St. resident, has been leading the charge to put an end to the outdoor music that she called "intrusive.""