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[fyoo-muh-rohl] /ˈfyu məˌroʊl/

a hole in or near a volcano, from which vapor rises.
a vent in or near a volcano from which hot gases, esp steam, are emitted
A vent in the surface of the Earth from which hot smoke and gases escape. Fumaroles are found on or near volcanoes, especially in areas where volcanic activity is in its later stages.


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