non-volcanic

volcanic

[vol-kan-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a volcano: a volcanic eruption.
2.
discharged from or produced by volcanoes: volcanic mud.
3.
characterized by the presence of volcanoes: a volcanic area.
4.
suggestive of or resembling a volcano; potentially explosive; volatile: a volcanic temper.

Origin:
1765–75; volcan(o) + -ic; compare French volcanique

volcanically, adverb
volcanicity [vol-kuh-nis-i-tee] , noun
nonvolcanic, adjective
semivolcanic, adjective
semivolcanically, adverb
unvolcanic, adjective
unvolcanically, adverb
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volcanic (vɒlˈkænɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by the presence of volcanoes: a volcanic region
2.  suggestive of or resembling an erupting volcano: a volcanic era
3.  another word for extrusive
 
vol'canically
 
adv
 
volcanicity
 
n

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volcanic
1774, from Fr. volcanique (see volcano). Figurative sense of "prone to explosive activity" is attested from 1854.
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