Definition of Irruptive

1. Adjective. Of igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth's surface; granite or diorite or gabbro.

Exact synonyms: Plutonic
Similar to: Intrusive
Derivative terms: Pluton



Definition of Irruptive

1. a. Rushing in or upon.

Definition of Irruptive

1. Adjective. Having the quality of irrupting or making irruptions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irruptive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Irruptive

1. Relating to or characterised by irruption. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Irruptive

irrugate
irrugated
irrugates
irrugating
irrumated
irrumates
irrumating
irrupt
irrupted
irrupting
irruption
irruptions
irruptive (current term)
irruptively
irrupts
irvingite
is
is't
is-
is-a
is-as
is-ought problem
is-to-be
is anyone sitting here
is it going to rain

Literary usage of Irruptive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"Instances of irruptive behaviour by Metamorphic Rocks.—The fact that a crystalline rock which is ..."

2. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1902)
"The sudden, irruptive emotions, on the contrary, are seldom intermittent. ... They may sometimes be sudden and irruptive. In such cases, to be sure, ..."

3. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1894)
"Yet when the writer first described the evidence of the irruptive nature of the ... It was declared impossible that an irruptive contact could assume the ..."

4. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"Instances of irruptive behaviour by Metamorphic Rocks.—The fact that a crystalline rock which is ..."

5. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1902)
"The sudden, irruptive emotions, on the contrary, are seldom intermittent. ... They may sometimes be sudden and irruptive. In such cases, to be sure, ..."

6. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1894)
"Yet when the writer first described the evidence of the irruptive nature of the ... It was declared impossible that an irruptive contact could assume the ..."

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