in·​tra·​state ˌin-trə-ˈstāt How to pronounce intrastate (audio)
: existing or occurring within a state

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though as Texas chases its intrastate rival, the spending spree is certainly understandable. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 12 Jan. 2023 This week, the Cowboys (9-3) will face off against their intrastate rival, the Houston Texans (1-10-1) on Sunday. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 8 Dec. 2022 The Cardinals won five of their last seven games to earn their third straight bowl appearance, but their regular season ended on a sour note with a loss to intrastate archrival Kentucky. Julian Benbow,, 16 Dec. 2022 The win gave the Nanooks a sweep of the two-game series against their intrastate rivals, following a 5-2 triumph Friday in the first meeting between the two teams in more than 1,000 days. Bob Eley For The Fairbanks Daily News-miner, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Dec. 2022 Such intrastate strife has only escalated since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, overturning Roe v. Wade. Wendy E. Parmet, Scientific American, 19 Oct. 2022 Congress intentionally preserved state power over intrastate waterways in the Clean Water Act and even required states to set water quality standards limiting pollutants. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 Lottery games would include intrastate games, along with multi-state games such as Pick-3, Pick-4, Mega Millions and Powerball, as well as instant games. Mike Cason |, al, 3 May 2021 Cleveland will maintain its intrastate rivalry with the Reds, playing a two-game series in Cincinnati on Aug. 15-16 and a two-game at Progressive Field on Sept. 26-27. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intrastate was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Intrastate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


in·​tra·​state ˌin-trə-ˈstāt How to pronounce intrastate (audio)
: existing or occurring within a state

Legal Definition


: existing within a state
interstate and intrastate commerce
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