nonvolcanic

adjective non·vol·ca·nic \ ˌnän-väl-ˈka-nik , -vȯl- also -ˈkā- \
Updated on: 25 Feb 2018

Definition of nonvolcanic

1 : not of, relating to, or produced by a volcano
  • nonvolcanic tremors
2 : not characterized by volcanoes
  • a nonvolcanic region
3 : not made of materials from volcanoes
  • nonvolcanic rocks

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1798

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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