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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maar(noun)

    a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion; often filled with water


  1. maar(Noun)

    a broad volcanic crater, usually filled with a lake

  2. Origin: From dialectal Maar.


  1. Maar

    A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater that is caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption, which is an explosion caused by groundwater coming into contact with hot lava or magma. A maar characteristically fills with water to form a relatively shallow crater lake. The name comes from the local Moselle Franconian dialect of Daun, where it is in turn derived from Latin mare. Maars are shallow, flat-floored craters that scientists interpret as having formed above diatremes as a result of a violent expansion of magmatic gas or steam; deep erosion of a maar presumably would expose a diatreme. Maars range in size from 60 to 8,000 m across and from 10 to 200 m deep, and most are commonly filled with water to form natural lakes. Most maars have low rims composed of a mixture of loose fragments of volcanic rocks and rocks torn from the walls of the diatreme.

Anagrams of maar

  1. mara, Mara, rama, Rama

  2. Rama

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(an) amount or extent

There is still a degree of uncertainty; The degree of skill varies considerably from person to person.

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