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Meaning of ERUPTIVE

Pronunciation:  i'ruptiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  erupting or tending to erupt; "a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring"; "people fled from the erupting volcano"
  2. [adj]  igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth's surface; granite or diorite or gabbro
  3. [adj]  igneous rock produced by eruption and solidified on or near the earth's surface; rhyolite or andesite or basalt; "volcanic rock includes the volcanic glass obsidian"

ERUPTIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: active, erupting(a), extrusive, intrusive, irruptive, plutonic, volcanic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*rup"tive\, a. [Cf. F. ['e]ruptif.]
    1. Breaking out or bursting forth.
             The sudden glance Appears far south eruptive through
             the cloud.                            --Thomson.
    2. (Med.) Attended with eruption or efflorescence, or
       producing it; as, an eruptive fever.
    3. (Geol.) Produced by eruption; as, eruptive rocks, such as
       the igneous or volcanic.
  2. \E*rup"tive\, n. (Geol.)
    An eruptive rock.
Thesaurus Terms
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