volcanic


volcanic

adjective

  1. of or relating to a volcano: a volcanic eruption.
  2. discharged from or produced by volcanoes: volcanic mud.
  3. characterized by the presence of volcanoes: a volcanic area.
  4. suggestive of or resembling a volcano; potentially explosive; volatile: a volcanic temper.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by the presence of volcanoesa volcanic region
  2. suggestive of or resembling an erupting volcanoa volcanic era
  3. another word for extrusive (def. 2)
adj.

1774, from French volcanique (see volcano). Figurative sense of “prone to explosive activity” is attested from 1854.

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