basaltic

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basaltic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to basalt.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter I, [1]
      Even the beneficient rainfall had failed to attract animal life to the basaltic waste, and the genius of silence seemed to brood over all.
    • 2000, Tony Waltham, Geyser watching, Geology Today Vol. 16, Iss. 3, p. 97:
      The island gains its geothermal heat from basaltic magma in the fissure systems of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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