volcanological

adjective

vol·​ca·​no·​log·​i·​cal ˌväl-kə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce volcanological (audio)
ˌvȯl-
variants or less commonly volcanologic
: of, relating to, or involving volcanology or volcanic phenomena
volcanological processes that shape the planets

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is why the volcanological community get excited when something, anything, happens. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of volcanological was in 1862

Dictionary Entries Near volcanological

Cite this Entry

“Volcanological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volcanological. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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