Lava - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɑːvə|  American pronunciation of the word lava
Brit.  |ˈlɑːvə|  British pronunciation of the word lava

noun

- rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface

Examples

A steady flow of lava issued from a crack in the rock.

rocks that formed in layers from flows of lava

a flow of lava bursting forth from the earth

They perished by the depredations of the lava.

The lava was oozing out of the crater.

Lava from erupting Vesuvius overwhelmed the city of Pompeii.

Proofs of the posterior origin of the lava.

Volcanoes spouted ash and lava.

The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground

the infiltration of seawater through the lava

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