volcanic


1vol·ca·nic

adjective \väl-ˈka-nik, vl- also -ˈkā-\

: of, relating to, or produced by a volcano

: very angry or violent

Full Definition of VOLCANIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or produced by a volcano
b :  characterized by volcanoes <a volcanic range>
c :  made of materials from volcanoes
2
:  explosively violent :  volatile <volcanic emotions>
vol·ca·ni·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of VOLCANIC

  1. <a man with a volcanic temper that could go off at any moment>

First Known Use of VOLCANIC

1774

2volcanic

noun

Definition of VOLCANIC

:  a volcanic rock

First Known Use of VOLCANIC

1894

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