Definition of irruptive in English:

irruptive

adjective

  • See irrupt

    • ‘Their inconspicuous nature, relatively small numbers, and irruptive behavior make it difficult to monitor the population.’
    • ‘Restoration wishes to limit irruptive, aggressive, and disruptive species.’
    • ‘Snowy Owls are migratory, nomadic, and irruptive.’
    • ‘The rest of their career - thirteen years! - played out in the shadow of its irruptive beginning.’
    • ‘Such a temporal event is something irruptive and unpredictable, both in its causes and effects.’