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sol·fa·ta·ra

 (sōl′fə-tär′ə)
n.
A volcanic area that gives off sulfurous gases and steam.

[Italian, from solfo, sulfur, from Latin sulfur.]

sol′fa·ta′ric adj.
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solfatara

(ˌsɒlfəˈtɑːrə)
n
(Physical Geography) a volcanic vent emitting only sulphurous gases and water vapour or sometimes hot mud
[C18: from Italian: a sulphurous volcano near Naples, from solfo sulphur]
ˌsolfaˈtaric adj
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solfatara
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