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vulcanism

[ vuhl-kuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈvʌl kəˌnɪz əm /
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noun Geology.
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Origin of vulcanism

First recorded in 1875–80; variant of volcanism

OTHER WORDS FROM vulcanism

vul·can·ist, noun
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How to use vulcanism in a sentence

  • Not all the striking effects of vulcanism belong to the remote geologic past.

  • Each has its own wonderful story to tell of ancient and often recent vulcanism.

    The Guardians of the Columbia|John H. (John Harvey) Williams
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for vulcanism

vulcanism
/ (ˈvʌlkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun
a variant of volcanism
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