eruptive

[ ih-ruhp-tiv ]
/ ɪˈrʌp tɪv /

adjective

bursting forth, or tending to burst forth.
pertaining to or of the nature of an eruption.
Geology. noting a rock formed by the eruption of molten material.
Pathology. causing or accompanied by an eruption or rash.

noun

Geology. an eruptive rock.

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Origin of eruptive

From the French word éruptif, dating back to 1640–50. See erupt, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for eruptive

eruptive
/ (ɪˈrʌptɪv) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of eruptive

eruptively, adverberuptivity or eruptiveness, noun
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