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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
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