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See also: volcànic

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French volcanique, from volcan (volcano); and/or directly from volcan(o) +‎ -ic.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /vɒlˈkanɪk/
  • Hyphenation: vol‧can‧ic

AdjectiveEdit

volcanic (not comparable)

  1. (geology, planetology) of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes
    volcanic heat.
    volcanic activity.
  2. (geology, planetology) produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies
    volcanic tufa
    volcanic ash
  3. (geology, planetology) changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.
  4. (figuratively) reminiscent of a volcano; explosive, violent, full of suppressed anger, energy etc.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 556:
      With that the system was complete, and ready to have its disastrous effect on Martin Luther's volcanic temper.

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NounEdit

volcanic (plural volcanics)

  1. A volcanic rock.