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1    of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by the presence of volcanoes  
a volcanic region     
2    suggestive of or resembling an erupting volcano  
a volcanic era     
3       another word for       extrusive       2  
  volcanically      adv  
  volcanicity      n  

volcanic bomb  
      n      See       bomb       4  
volcanic glass  
      n   any of several glassy volcanic igneous rocks, such as obsidian and pitchstone  
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throat, gullet
black country dialect, also Leeds
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
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