a hole in or near a volcano, from which vapor rises.
- fu·ma·rol·ic [fyoo-muh-rol-ik], /ˌfyu məˈrɒl ɪk/, adjective
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How to use fumarole in a sentence
The sharp smell of sulphur singed my nose hairs as we trotted across the boardwalk, gazing out at steaming fumaroles, brilliant aquamarine hot springs, and burbling mudpots.
The temperature of the vapor just within the fumarole is 184°, water boiling beside it at 189°.
This fumarole is only a bomb or rounded mass of enormous size, four or five metres in diameter.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872 | Luigi Palmieri
But if the fumarole continues active, hydrochloric acid issues with the smoke, and often some time after sulphuric acid.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872 | Luigi Palmieri
The temperature of the vapour within the fumarole was 184, and water boiled at 189.
British Dictionary definitions for fumarole
a vent in or near a volcano from which hot gases, esp steam, are emitted
- fumarolic (ˌfjuːməˈrɒlɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for fumarole
A vent in the surface of the Earth from which hot smoke and gases escape. Fumaroles are found on or near volcanoes, especially in areas where volcanic activity is in its later stages.
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