volcanism

volcanism
vol•can•ism
[[t]ˈvɒl kəˌnɪz əm[/t]] also vulcanism n.
gel the phenomena connected with volcanoes and volcanic activity
Etymology: 1865–70

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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