Eruptive



[ih-ruhp-tiv] /ɪˈrʌp tɪv/

adjective
1.
bursting forth, or tending to burst forth.
2.
pertaining to or of the nature of an .
3.
Geology. noting a rock formed by the of molten material.
4.
Pathology. causing or accompanied by an or rash.
noun
5.
Geology. an eruptive rock.
/ɪˈrʌptɪv/
adjective
1.
erupting or tending to erupt
2.
resembling or of the nature of an eruption
3.
(of rocks) formed from such products as ash and lava resulting from volcanic eruptions
4.
(of a disease) characterized by skin eruptions
adj.

1640s; see erupt + -ive. Perhaps from French éruptif.

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