Associations to the word «Volcanic»

Pictures for the word «Volcanic»


VOLCANIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic heat.
VOLCANIC, adjective. Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies; as, volcanic tufa.
VOLCANIC, adjective. Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.
VOLCANIC, adjective. Reminiscent of a volcano; explosive, violent, full of suppressed anger, energy etc.
VOLCANIC BOMB, noun. A tephra, larger than 64 mm (2.5 inches) in diameter, formed when a volcano ejects viscous fragments of lava during an eruption.
VOLCANIC BOMBS, noun. Plural of volcanic bomb
VOLCANIC GLASS, noun. A natural glass produced by the cooling of molten lava, or a liquid fraction of it, too rapidly to permit crystallization.
VOLCANIC GLASSES, noun. Plural of volcanic glass
VOLCANIC NECK, noun. A column of igneous rock formed by congelation of lava in the conduit of a volcano and later exposed by the removal of surrounding rocks.
VOLCANIC SULFUR, noun. Alternative spelling of volcanic sulphur
VOLCANIC SULPHUR, noun. Naturally occurring elemental sulfur as deposited at the fumarole of a volcano.
VOLCANIC WIND, noun. A wind associated with a volcanic eruption, caused by the eruption or its convection currents over hot lava.
VOLCANIC WINTER, noun. A reduction in global temperatures caused by volcanic ash and droplets of sulfuric acid obscuring the Sun and raising Earth's albedo (increasing the reflection of solar radiation) after a large particularly explosive volcanic eruption.
VOLCANIC WINTERS, noun. Plural of volcanic winter

Dictionary definition

VOLCANIC, adjective. 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".
VOLCANIC, adjective. Explosively unstable; "a volcanic temper".
VOLCANIC, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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