- vol·can·i·cal·ly, adverb
- vol·can·ic·i·ty [vol-kuh-nis-i-tee], /ˌvɒl kəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- non·vol·can·ic, adjective
- sem·i·vol·can·ic, adjective
- sem·i·vol·can·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·vol·can·ic, adjective
- un·vol·can·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use volcanic in a sentence
The lack of evidence for any lava has led scientists to assume that its volcanic activity expired long ago.Rumbles on Mars Raise Hopes of Underground Magma Flows | Robin George Andrews | February 1, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Iceland’s Kötlujökull glacier sits atop the Katla volcano, where a type of volcanic rock called basalt is abundant.Glacier-dwelling bacteria thrive on chemical energy derived from rocks and water | Kate Baggaley | December 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
It also may represent a new class of volcanic-scale “pyrocumulonimbus” events, scientists said in an online news conference December 11 at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting.Towering fire-fueled thunderclouds can spew as many aerosols as volcanic eruptions | Carolyn Gramling | December 15, 2020 | Science News
The orange zones show shallow volcanic areas apparently connected below the surface in a roughly circular pattern.An enormous supervolcano may be hiding under Alaskan islands | Beth Geiger | December 7, 2020 | Science News
This results in volcanic activity focused mainly at the plate boundaries.After 1.5 Billion Years in Flux, Here’s How a New, Stronger Crust Set the Stage for Life on Earth | Fabio A Capitanio | December 3, 2020 | Singularity Hub
And yet his music, to the end, although sometimes almost eerily serene, remained most often volcanic.
This hidden Eden continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.
But behold, DiCaprio, whose volcanic growth of furze is surely proof that the vogue for beards needs to be trimmed back.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point | Tim Teeman | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Miles beneath the surface, in the absence of sunlight, animals derive energy from volcanic vents.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail | Sylvia A. Earle | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The largest of an archipelago of islands, Santorini is the vestige of a single volcanic landmass that erupted around 1600 BC.
The volcanic eruptions of the mountains on the west broke down its barriers, and let its waters flow.
But scorn is far more volcanic than glacial and a poor barrier between sex and judgment.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Formosa, a large island in the Chinese sea, almost wholly inundated by volcanic agency, during a storm.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was probably at this volcanic ridge that the precipitous road obliged the mules to be sent back.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
It is divided throughout its whole extent by a chain of mountains, which in general owe their formation to volcanic eruptions.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for volcanic
of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by the presence of volcanoes: a volcanic region
suggestive of or resembling an erupting volcano: a volcanic era
- volcanically, adverb
- volcanicity (ˌvɒlkəˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun
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