[ US /vɑɫˈkænɪk/ ]
[ UK /vɒlkˈænɪk/ ]
  1. explosively unstable
    a volcanic temper
  2. relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    volcanic steam
    a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions
    volcanic islands such as Iceland
  3. 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
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How To Use volcanic In A Sentence

  • The volcanic pile built up above sea level so that lavas began to be erupted subaerially.
  • The chief natural phenomena that have driven fragmentation are glacial advances, volcanic activity, geologic faulting, tectonic movement, mass land slumping, serpentinization, major sea level rise and climate oscillation. Habitat fragmentation
  • For 10,000,000 years during the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs this area was a fiery inferno of constant volcanic activity and magnificent giants such as the Grizaba, La Malinche, Iztaccihuatl, Popocatepetl, Volcan de Toluca and Volcan de Colima, along with thousands of smaller volcanic cones, came into eruptive existence. The geology and geography of Lake Chapala and western Mexico
  • [GLGT] Fwah KLM and Lufthansa chiong into volcanic dust cloud~~~ Www.hardwarezone.com.sg
  • Vast clouds of volcanic dust were shot into the stratosphere and swept around the globe. Times, Sunday Times
  • These details are important for geodynamical modeling, which may one day predict complex geological processes such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • The presence of extrusive volcanic rocks during the rifting stages suggests that a large volume of melt may also have been added to the crust intrusively.
  • We conclude that similar compositional bimodality among eruptive products of intracontinental volcanoes in volcanic fields may be the rule, rather than the exception.
  • To test the theory of a chemoautotrophic origin of life in a volcanic, hydrothermal setting, we explored mechanisms for the buildup of bio-organic compounds by carbon fixation on catalytic transition metal precipitates. Dawkins on the OOL
  • These islands are rugged, eroded remnants of great volcanic cones. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies
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