intrusive


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intrusive

[in′trü·siv]
(petrology)
Pertaining to material forced while still in a fluid state into cracks or between layers of rock.
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In one of these streets, the cleanest of them all, and on the shady side of the way--for good housewives know that sunlight damages their cherished furniture, and so choose the shade rather than its intrusive glare--there stood the house with which we have to deal.
or to make an allusion to his having had any knowledge of the intrusive person of that name, had been damped over-night, while it was still fresh, by a debate that arose within him whether or no he should take the Marshalsea in his way back, and look at the old gate.
But further questions would have been too intrusive, even if he could have framed them suitably, and he was obliged to carry baby away again to an expectant mother.
whispered the girl, burying her face in the lap of the faded, tired-looking woman who, with back turned to the shrill intrusive light, was sitting in the one arm-chair that their dingy sitting-room contained.
I can see them now--hanging over the little temple, as if to keep out the intrusive sun.
But still it was a display of fancy, a sign of grace; but at that moment these figures appeared to me weird and intrusive and strangely alive in their attenuated grace of unearthly beings concealing a power to see and hear.
University students who were high versus low on breakup distress scores were given self-report measures to assess their intrusive thoughts about the romantic breakup and their somatic symptoms that followed the breakup as well as their extracurricular activities and social support that might alleviate their breakup distress.
The hole was designed to test for a buried intrusive which is thought to be responsible for the widespread alteration and gold and base metal mineralisation seen at the prospect.
Design rules, hole size and other factors associated with intrusive reflow defect elimination are outlined and compared with the intrusive reflow requirements per IPC-A-610D.
The intergovernmental agency's advocacy of document templates for conducting its work is probably the least intrusive strategy encountered in this study.
While Young agrees that criminal sanctions are necessary, he insists that "the use of the law as a tool of coercive persuasion" is an insufficient remedy: "Just as some cancers require invasive surgery, the hate crime needs intrusive measures.
The positive interpretation of intrusive socialist policies vis-a-vis women by Haney's own admission is well outside of feminist and non-feminist scholarship alike.