vulcanism

[ vuhl-kuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈvʌl kəˌnɪz əm /

noun Geology.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of vulcanism

First recorded in 1875–80; variant of volcanism

OTHER WORDS FROM vulcanism

vul·can·ist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for vulcanism

  • Thus as we travel up the rich valleys leading from the Columbia to either peak, we meet everywhere the phenomena of vulcanism.

    The Guardians of the Columbia|John H. (John Harvey) Williams
  • Not all the striking effects of vulcanism belong to the remote geologic past.

British Dictionary definitions for vulcanism

vulcanism
/ (ˈvʌlkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

a variant of volcanism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012