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ig·ne·ous

 (ĭg′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of fire.
2. Geology
a. Formed by solidification from a molten state. Used of rocks.
b. Relating to rock so formed; pyrogenic.

[From Latin igneus, from ignis, fire.]

igneous

(ˈɪɡnɪəs)
adj
1. (Geological Science) (of rocks) derived by solidification of magma or molten lava emplaced on or below the earth's surface. Compare sedimentary, metamorphic2
2. of or relating to fire
[C17: from Latin igneus fiery, from ignis fire]

ig•ne•ous

(ˈɪg ni əs)

adj.
1. produced under conditions involving intense heat, as rocks of volcanic origin or rocks crystallized from molten magma.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of fire.
[1655–65; < Latin igneus=ign(is) fire + -eus -eous]

ig·ne·ous

(ĭg′nē-əs)
Relating to rocks formed by the cooling and hardening of magma or molten lava. Basalt and granite are examples of igneous rocks. See Table at rock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.igneous - produced under conditions involving intense heat; "igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state; especially from molten magma"; "igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone"; "pyrogenic strata"
2.igneous - produced by the action of fire or intense heat; "rocks formed by igneous agents"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
aqueous, sedimentary - produced by the action of water
3.igneous - like or suggestive of fire; "a fiery desert wind"; "an igneous desert atmosphere"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
Translations
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igneous

[ˈɪgnɪəs] ADJígneo

igneous

[ˈɪgniəs] adj [rock, stone] → igné(e)
igneous rocks → roches ignées

igneous

adj (Geol) igneous rockEruptivgestein nt

igneous

[ˈɪgnɪəs] adj (rock) → eruttivo/a
References in classic literature ?
Upon the shore he found an out-cropping of brittle, igneous rock.
Feet Palaeozoic strata (not including igneous beds).
I have shown specimens of this incrustation to several geologists, and they all thought that they were of volcanic or igneous origin
Electronic auction: supply of crushed stone from igneous rocks of fraction 5-20 for the needs of the head office of mo "mosavtodor", lot # 4
Geologists apply geochronology techniques to the study of when igneous and metamorphic processes occurred.
The Crystal Core Rogue combo is super simple: summon Igneous Elemental or Fire Fly and get at least four copies of a Flame Elemental in your hand.
The upper Midwest sits over an abundance of sedimentary and igneous rock.
The Wadhrai igneous body occurs to the north of the Nagar Parkar town.
Quartz, feldspar and chlorite minerals indicated that the sediments were transported from igneous and metamorphic rocks and the hematite and goethite indicated the continental environment for the studied formation.
Study author Dr Liam Herringshaw, of Durham University's Department of Earth Sciences, said the geology of Northumberland National Park was a mixture of sedimentary rocks such as sandstone, limestone and shales - the types which can contain oil and gas - and igneous rocks created by volcanic activity and at-depth molten magma, which are of no interest to fracking prospectors.
6m (EUR17m) series A funding to domestic data centre infrastructure start-up Igneous Systems, the target said.
This mineral is abundantly found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and in any kind of acid-intermediate and basic igneous rocks with more frequency in intermediate ones [2].