pneu·​ma·​to·​lyt·​ic ˌnü-mə-tə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce pneumatolytic (audio)
: formed or forming by hot vapors or superheated liquids under pressure
used especially of minerals and ores

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First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pneumatolytic was in 1895

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“Pneumatolytic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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