magma

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noun mag·ma \ˈmag-mə\

Definition of magma

  1. 1 archaic :  dregs, sediment

  2. 2 :  a thin pasty suspension (as of a precipitate in water)

  3. 3 :  molten rock material within the earth from which igneous rock results by cooling

magmatic

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Origin and Etymology of magma

Middle English, from Latin magmat-, magma, from Greek, thick unguent, from massein to knead — more at mingle


First Known Use: 15th century


MAGMA Defined for English Language Learners

magma

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Definition of magma for English Language Learners

  • : hot liquid rock below the surface of the Earth


MAGMA Defined for Kids

magma

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noun mag·ma \ˈmag-mə\

Definition of magma for Students

  1. :  molten rock within the earth


Medical Dictionary

magma

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noun mag·ma \ˈmag-mə\

Medical Definition of magma

  1. 1:  a crude mixture of mineral or organic matter in the state of a thin paste

  2. 2:  a suspension of a large amount of precipitated material (as in milk of magnesia) in a small volume of a watery vehicle


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