Definition of intrusive in English:

intrusive

Line breaks: in¦tru|sive
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtruːsɪv
 
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adjective

  • 2 Phonetics (Of a sound) pronounced between words or syllables to facilitate pronunciation, such as an r in saw a film.
  • 3 Geology Relating to or formed by intrusion.
    More example sentences
    • Variably serpentinized Devonian mafic and ultramafic intrusive rocks occur in the western and northern parts of the map area.
    • The early Permian rifting in the North Atlantic involved siliciclastic sedimentation in extensional basins and widespread extrusive and intrusive magmatic activity.
    • In addition, a number of intrusive centres, lava flows and dykes crop out in the NW corner of the island (close to Cap St. Andre).

Derivatives

intrusively

adverb
More example sentences
  • The result is ham-handed unrolling of the backstory and awkward dialogue that intrusively narrates when it might better have shut the hell up.
  • I've wondered why pop-up ads and new larger sized, intrusively placed ads are so annoying.
  • Many local houses will be overshadowed by buildings which are intrusively near and over-sized for the neighbourhood.

intrusiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • Allegedly to reduce the incidence and intrusiveness of such searches, the government is pressing forward with plans to do background checks on travelers, again without regard to suspicion.
  • The intrusiveness of electronic surveillance, its great potential for abuse, and its infringement on traditional expectations of privacy all distinguished it from old-fashioned eavesdropping.
  • But that hardly eliminates the need for reform, in reducing the severity of sentences and the intrusiveness of drug law enforcement, and shifting to more selective, targeted enforcement.

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