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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Word Origin & History

volcanic
1774, from Fr. volcanique (see volcano). Figurative sense of "prone to explosive activity" is attested from 1854.
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Example sentences
Most were subsequently found alive after having become hopelessly lost in dense
  underbrush and rugged volcanic terrain.
Volcanic ash does not mix well with jet engines, hence the disruption.
Our first article examines the science of volcanic emissions.
There are two sorts of volcanic eruptions, explosive and effusive.
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