bursting forth, or tending to burst forth.
pertaining to or of the nature of an eruption.
Geology. an eruptive rock.
- e·rup·tive·ly, adverb
- e·rup·tiv·i·ty, e·rup·tive·ness, noun
- non·e·rup·tive, adjective
- post·e·rup·tive, adjective
- pre·e·rup·tive, adjective
- pre·e·rup·tive·ly, adverb
- un·e·rup·tive, adjective
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How to use eruptive in a sentence
It was taken from the arm of a boy just before the commencement of the eruptive fever, and instantly inserted.An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae | Edward Jenner
No eruptive mountains, nor any traces of recent volcanic eruption, have yet been observed in any part of Australia.
Away to the east a group of eruptive mountains are seen—the Sierra La Sal.
An eruptive complaint, sometimes, at one period of my life, very severe.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
The eruptive disease, however, and the rheumatic attacks, are not wholly removed; but they are greatly diminished.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for eruptive
erupting or tending to erupt
resembling or of the nature of an eruption
(of rocks) formed from such products as ash and lava resulting from volcanic eruptions
(of a disease) characterized by skin eruptions
- eruptively, adverb
- eruptivity or eruptiveness, noun
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