• (British) IPA: /vɒlˈkanɪk/

volcanic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes
    volcanic heat.
    volcanic activity.
  2. Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies
    volcanic tufa
    volcanic ash
  3. Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.
  4. (figurative) Reminiscent of a volcano; explosive, violent, full of suppressed anger, energy etc.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 556:
      With that the system was complete, and ready to have its disastrous effect on Martin Luther's volcanic temper.
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volcanic (plural volcanics)

  1. A volcanic rock.

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