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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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Upon the shore he found an out-cropping of brittle, igneous rock.
Feet Palaeozoic strata (not including igneous beds)..57,154 Secondary strata................................13,190 Tertiary strata..................................2,240
I have shown specimens of this incrustation to several geologists, and they all thought that they were of volcanic or igneous origin!
Brazilian defense minister, Fernando Azevedo e Silva, said that the situation "is under control", adding that the deployment of more than 2,500 military personnel, hundreds of vehicles and dozens of aircraft have helped to ease the fires and that the igneous foci have also diminished, thanks to the rains in the western Amazon.
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Instead of spewing lava like an igneous volcano, mud volcanoes gurgle out a combination of water, gases, and mud.
Peshawar plain, the rocks in the lower swat area is characterized as assemblage of plutonic igneous. The complex is defined as alkaline igneous province , , , , and .
Contract awarded for Delivery by own transport of hard broken aggregates from igneous rocks of fraction 0-31,5 mm to the place indicated by the ordering party in the town of kobylany.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- While volcanic, igneous rock predominates on Mars, virtually the entire Earth fossil record comes from sedimentary rocks.
Summary: Major and trace element geochemistry of groundwater of southern Mor Range, Balochistan was made to insight the impact of igneous and sedimentary rock on the composition of groundwater.
The columns are made of an igneous rock called basalt.