[ UK /ɪntɹˈuːsɪv/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈtɹusɪv/ ]
  1. of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock
  2. thrusting inward
    an intrusive arm of the sea
  3. tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)
    she felt her presence there was intrusive
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How To Use intrusive In A Sentence

  • Canadians were unhappy with so-called intrusive questions, the aggravation of filling it out and even a few were convinced the census was part of a government plot, according to Thestar.com - Home Page
  • I've wondered why pop-up ads and new larger sized, intrusively placed ads are so annoying.
  • The relationship between the street and the galleries inside is not as intrusively immediate as is suggested by the open-ended, perpendicular orientation.
  • The presence of extrusive volcanic rocks during the rifting stages suggests that a large volume of melt may also have been added to the crust intrusively.
  • Many lenders have gone further than required and been enforcing more strict and intrusive criteria. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Los Zorros property covers the entire breadth of a regional anticlinorium in an area that is the locus of younger intrusive activity which intruded up through the fold-deformed lower Cretaceous section of volcaniclastic, siliclastic, and limestone formations and intrusive diorite sills. StreetInsider.com News Articles
  • Variably serpentinized Devonian mafic and ultramafic intrusive rocks occur in the western and northern parts of the map area.
  • That might sound like a reasonable deal, but many would balk at the often intrusive way such information is being used. Times, Sunday Times
  • These are (1) the production in the blood of an antidote to the toxin or poison elaborated by the invading microbe -- an antitoxin, which chemically neutralises the toxin; (2) the production in the blood of the attacked animal of a "germicidal" poison which repels and kills the attacking microbes themselves (not merely neutralising their poisonous products); (3) the extermination of the intrusive, disease-producing microbes by a kind of police, which scour the blood channels and tissues and "eat up" -- actually engulf and digest -- the hostile intruders. More Science From an Easy Chair
  • The voice acting is deliberately hammy, the sound effects are loud and intrusive and the gameplay is frantic.
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