What does volcanic mean?

Definitions for volcanicvɒlˈkæn ɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word volcanic.

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. Charles Krauthammer:

    If Cuba disappeared tomorrow in a volcanic eruption like Santorini, nobody would notice geopolitically.

  3. Benoit Delepine:

    We already realised that they had a sort of absolute and volcanic rapport, so we tried to show that in a film, it should show something.

  4. 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.

  5. Met Office:

    The forecast is based on the key drivers of global climate, but it doesn't include random events, such as large volcanic eruptions, which can cause a temporary cooling effect.

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