Igneous

Igneous

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

2. (Science: geology) 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.

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