noun, plural mag·mas, mag·ma·ta [mag-muh-tuh] /ˈmæg mə tə/.
Origin of magma
Examples from the Web for magma
Contemporary Examples of magma
Underneath our feet tectonic plates shift, magma bubbles, water boils, and both regularly erupt.Want to Write a Book? Go to Iceland
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Iron-heavy minerals are believed to have sunk through the magma before floating to the surface in a new form of mountain.Space Bling: From Diamond Planets to Crystal Oceans to Precious Moon Jewels
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Like magma seeping up through geological faults, this emotion can explode in unexpected ways.Why We Riot: How Fans Turned an Egypt Soccer Match Into a Bloodbath
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Historical Examples of magma
The scientist pointed out the magma on Dr. Williams' sketch.
Notice that the magma is not following the original channels.
Now, two magma areas were showing where only one had shown before.
The tunnel would have to be done before the magma started to move.
At any rate, it is somewhat above this discontinuity that magma is formed.
noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
Word Origin for magma
mid-15c., "dregs," from Latin magma "dregs of an ointment," from Greek magma "thick unguent, ointment," from root of massein "to knead, mold," from PIE *mag- "to knead" (see macerate). Geological meaning "molten rock" is 1859. Related: Magmalic.