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English Dictionary: volcanic by the DICT Development Group
2 results for volcanic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
volcanic
adj
  1. relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes; "volcanic steam"; "volcanic islands such as Iceland"; "a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions"
  2. explosively unstable; "a volcanic temper"
  3. igneous rock produced by eruption and solidified on or near the earth's surface; rhyolite or andesite or basalt; "volcanic rock includes the volcanic glass obsidian"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Volcanic \Vol*can"ic\, a. [Cf. F. volcanique, It. vulcanico.]
      1. Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic
            heat.
  
      2. Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous
            agencies; as, volcanic tufa.
  
      3. Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.
  
      {Volcanic bomb}, a mass ejected from a volcano, often of
            molten lava having a rounded form.
  
      {Volcanic cone}, a hill, conical in form, built up of
            cinders, tufa, or lava, during volcanic eruptions.
  
      {Volcanic foci}, the subterranean centers of volcanic action;
            the points beneath volcanoes where the causes producing
            volcanic phenomena are most active.
  
      {Volcanic glass}, the vitreous form of lava, produced by
            sudden cooling; obsidian. See {Obsidian}.
  
      {Volcanic mud}, fetid, sulphurous mud discharged by a
            volcano.
  
      {Volcanic rocks}, rocks which have been produced from the
            discharges of volcanic matter, as the various kinds of
            basalt, trachyte, scoria, obsidian, etc., whether compact,
            scoriaceous, or vitreous.
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