noun, plural mag·mas, mag·ma·ta [mag-muh-tuh]. /ˈmæg mə tə/.
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Origin of magma
OTHER WORDS FROM magmamag·mat·ic [mag-mat-ik], /mægˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivemag·ma·tism, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH magmalava, magma
Words nearby magma
Example sentences from the Web for magma
Underneath our feet tectonic plates shift, magma bubbles, water boils, and both regularly erupt.
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|Alexa Valiente, Jaewon Kang|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Jeff Wise|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
El Viejo was getting ready for something big, unless the magma subsided.
My own opinion is that we have found a structural weakness through which the magma will move.
According to what we have, this is the shape of a magma front.
If the initial composition of the magma is represented by a point between the two eutectic points, orthoclase will separate first.The Phase Rule and Its Applications|Alexander Findlay
And the magma'll be thick, viscous stuff, like basalt on Terra.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr