Definitions for volcanicvɒlˈkæn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol•can•icvɒlˈkæn ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a volcano.

    Category: Geology

  2. discharged from or produced by volcanoes:

    volcanic ash.

    Category: Geology

  3. characterized by the presence of volcanoes.

    Category: Geology

  4. suggestive of or resembling a volcano; potentially explosive; volatile.

Origin of volcanic:

1765–75; cf. F volcanique

vol`can•ic′i•ty-kəˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)

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

Translations for volcanic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of, like, or produced by, a volcano

volcanic rock.

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