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igneous

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin igneus.

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igneous (comparative more igneous, superlative most igneous)

  1. Pertaining to, having the nature of fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance
  2. (geology) Resulting from, or produced by, the action of great heat; with rocks, it could also mean formed from lava/magma; as, granite and basalt are igneous rocks

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