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fumarole

[ fyoo-muh-rohl ]
/ ˈfyu məˌroʊl /
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noun

a hole in or near a volcano, from which vapor rises.

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Origin of fumarole

1805–15; <French fumerolle<Late Latin fūmāriōlum, diminutive of Latin fūmārium smoke chamber, equivalent to fūm(us) smoke + -ārium-arium; see -ole1

OTHER WORDS FROM fumarole

fu·ma·rol·ic [fyoo-muh-rol-ik], /ˌfyu məˈrɒl ɪk/, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fumarole

caldera, fumarole , geyser, volcano
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British Dictionary definitions for fumarole

fumarole
/ (ˈfjuːməˌrəʊl) /

noun

a vent in or near a volcano from which hot gases, esp steam, are emitted

Derived forms of fumarole

fumarolic (ˌfjuːməˈrɒlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for fumarole

C19: from French fumerolle, from Late Latin fūmāriolum smoke hole, from Latin fūmus smoke
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Scientific definitions for fumarole

fumarole
[ fyōōmə-rōl′ ]

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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