non·​vol·​ca·​nic | \ ˌnän-väl-ˈka-nik How to pronounce nonvolcanic (audio) , -vȯl- also -ˈkā- \

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

Examples of nonvolcanic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hours later, a towering wall collapsed in one of the biggest nonvolcanic landslides in North American history. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Can experts predict collapse at Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge?," 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nonvolcanic

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Nonvolcanic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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