igneous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin igneus.

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igneous ‎(not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to or having the nature of fire; containing fire; resembling fire.
    The stone had an igneous appearance.
  2. (geology) Resulting from, or produced by, great heat. With rocks, it could also mean formed from lava or magma.
    Granite and basalt are igneous rocks.

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