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igneous - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'igneous' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Igneous [ a.]
- Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance.
- Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks.

Meaning of 'igneous' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . igneous [ a]
Meaning (1):
- produced under conditions involving intense heat
Example in sentence:
  • igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone;
  • igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state; especially from molten magma;
  • pyrogenic strata
Meaning (2):
- produced by the action of fire or intense heat
Example in sentence:
  • rocks formed by igneous agents
3 . igneous [ s]
Meaning (3):
- like or suggestive of fire
Example in sentence:
  • a fiery desert wind;
  • an igneous desert atmosphere