extrusive

adjective

ex·​tru·​sive ik-ˈstrü-siv How to pronounce extrusive (audio)
-ziv
: relating to or formed by geologic extrusion from the earth in a molten state or as volcanic ash

Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extrusive was in 1816

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“Extrusive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrusive. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

extrusive

adjective
ex·​tru·​sive ik-ˈstrü-siv How to pronounce extrusive (audio)
-ziv
: relating to or formed by geological extrusion from the earth in a melted state or as volcanic ash
extrusive rock
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