What does volcanic mean?

Definitions for volcanicvɒlˈkæn ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volcanic(adj)

    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"

  2. volcanic(adj)

    explosively unstable

    "a volcanic temper"

  3. volcanic(adj)

    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"


  1. volcanic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic heat.

  2. volcanic(Adjective)

    Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies; as, volcanic tufa.

  3. volcanic(Adjective)

    Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.

  4. volcanic(Adjective)

    Reminiscent of a volcano; explosive, violent, full of suppressed anger, energy etc.

  5. Origin: From volcanique, from volcan; and/or directly from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volcanic(adj)

    of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic heat

  2. Volcanic(adj)

    produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies; as, volcanic tufa

  3. Volcanic(adj)

    changed or affected by the heat of a volcano

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. volcanique, It. vulcanico.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volcanic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volcanic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vito Mocella:

    The papyri were completely covered in blazing-hot volcanic material.

  2. Daniel Moriarty:

    If the scenarios that we lay out for its formation are correct, it could represent a totally new volcanic process that’s never been seen before.

  3. Oliver White:

    These are big mountains with a large hole in their summit, and on Earth that generally means one thing -- a volcano, if they are volcanic, then the summit depression would likely have formed via collapse as material is erupted from underneath.

  4. Steve Brusatte:

    As Pangea split there were huge volcanic eruptions, about 200 million years ago, and these plunged the world into chaos: environmental destruction and rapid climate swings, the big amphibians couldn't cope well and many species went extinct, but dinosaurs and mammals made it through.

  5. Pope Francis:

    It is true that there are other factors - such as volcanic activity, variations in the earth's orbit and axis, the solar cycle - yet a number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others - released mainly as a result of human activity.

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