Definition of Igneous

1. Adjective. Produced under conditions involving intense heat. "Pyrogenic strata"

Exact synonyms: Pyrogenic, Pyrogenous
Partainyms: Heat, Heat, Heat



2. Adjective. Produced by the action of fire or intense heat. "Rocks formed by igneous agents"
Exact synonyms: Eruptive
Category relationships: Geology
Antonyms: Aqueous

3. Adjective. Like or suggestive of fire. "An igneous desert atmosphere"
Exact synonyms: Fiery
Similar to: Hot
Derivative terms: Fieriness, Fire

Definition of Igneous

1. a. Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance.

Definition of Igneous

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, having the nature of fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an '''igneous''' appearance ¹

2. Adjective. (geology) Resulting from, or produced by, the action of great heat; with rocks, it could also mean formed from lava/magma; as, granite and basalt are '''igneous''' rocks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Igneous

1. pertaining to fire [adj]

Medical Definition of Igneous

1. 1. Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance. 2. Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks. Origin: L. Igneus, fr. Ignis fire; allied to Skr. Agni, Lith. Ugnis, OSlav. Ogne. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Igneous

iggy
iggying
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igloo
igloolike
igloos
iglu
iglus
ignaro
ignaroes
ignaros
ignatia
ignatias
ignatius bean
igneal
igneous (current term)
igneous rock
ignescent
ignescents
ignicolist
ignicolists
igniferous
ignified
ignifies
ignifluous
ignify
ignifying
ignigenous
ignimbrite
ignimbrites

Literary usage of Igneous

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1. A Text-book of Geology for Use in Universities: Colleges, Schools of Science by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1920)
"The features of igneous rocks by which they may be distinguished from the ... The different modes of occurrence of the igneous rocks will be described in ..."

2. Rocks and Rock Minerals: A Manual of the Elements of Petrology Without the by Louis Valentine Pirsson (1913)
"The igneous are those which have been formed by the solidification of molten masses from within the earth. With reference to their origin they have also at ..."

3. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1905)
"THE CLASSIFICATION OF igneous INTRUSIVE BODIES' REGINALD A. DALY Ottawa, ... The field information required for the great group of the igneous intrusives ..."

4. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1869)
"igneous Rocks. 93. igneous rocks are those which have been ejected in a melted state either from volcanoes or through fissures in the earth's crust. ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"igneous Rocks. 93. igneous rocks are those which have, been ejected in a melted state either from volcanoes or through fissures in the earth's crust. ..."

6. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph Le Conte (1903)
"igneous rocks occur, a, underlying the strata, and forming the great mass of the ... Diagram showing Mode of Occurrence of igneous Rocks. axes and peaks of ..."

7. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1903)
"A Consideration of igneous Rocks and their Segregation or Differentiation as ... The Subordinate Connection of Gold-Quartz Veins with Baltic igneous Rocks, ..."

8. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Columnar and Transverse Jointing Related to igneous Eruption. ... A tensile stress is set up thereby in the cooling igneous body and the strain at length ..."

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