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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eruptive  \E*rup"tive\,  n.  (Geol.) 
  An  eruptive  rock. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eruptive  \E*rup"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]ruptif.] 
  1.  Breaking  out  or  bursting  forth. 
 
  The  sudden  glance  Appears  far  south  eruptive  through 
  the  cloud.  --Thomson. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  Attended  with  eruption  or  efflorescence,  or 
  producing  it  as  an  eruptive  fever. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  Produced  by  eruption;  as  eruptive  rocks,  such  as 
  the  igneous  or  volcanic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eruptive 
  adj  1:  igneous  rock  produced  by  eruption  and  solidified  on  or  near 
  the  earth's  surface;  rhyolite  or  andesite  or  basalt; 
  "volcanic  rock  includes  the  volcanic  glass  obsidian" 
  [syn:  {volcanic}] 
  2:  igneous  rock  that  has  solidified  beneath  the  earth's 
  surface;  granite  or  diorite  or  gabbro  [syn:  {irruptive},  {plutonic}] 
  3:  erupting  or  tending  to  erupt;  "a  geyser  is  an  intermittently 
  eruptive  hot  spring";  "people  fled  from  the  erupting 
  volcano"  [syn:  {erupting(a)}] 




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