extinct volcano

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A volcano that is not presently erupting and is unlikely to do so in the future (Foxworthy and Hill, 1982).

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • extinct volcano — volcano which is no longer active …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extinct volcano — noun A volcano that is thought to be incapable of further eruptions …   Wiktionary

  • Extinct — Ex*tinct , a. [L. extinctus, exstinctus, p. p. of extinguere, exstinguere. See {Extinguish}.] 1. Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano. [1913 Webster] Light, the prime work of God, to me… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extinct — [ek stiŋkt′, ikstiŋkt′] adj. [ME < L extinctus, exstinctus, pp. of exstinguere: see EXTINGUISH] 1. a) having died down or burned out; extinguished [an extinct fire] b) no longer active [an extinct volcano] 2. no longer in existence or use;… …   English World dictionary

  • Volcano — This article is about the geological feature. For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • volcano — /vol kay noh/, n., pl. volcanoes, volcanos. 1. a vent in the earth s crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals. 2. a mountain or hill, usually having a cuplike crater at the summit,… …   Universalium

  • extinct — 01. Some people fear that grizzly bears are in danger of going [extinct]. 02. Dinosaurs have been [extinct] for millions of years. 03. Although dinosaurs have been [extinct] for millions of years, they are still very popular among children. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • extinct — [[t]ɪkstɪ̱ŋkt[/t]] 1) ADJ A species of animal or plant that is extinct no longer has any living members, either in the world or in a particular place. It is 250 years since the wolf became extinct in Britain. ...the bones of extinct animals. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • volcano — noun plural volcanoes or volcanos (C) a mountain with a large hole at the top, through which hot rocks, lava, and ash sometimes rise into the air from inside the earth: Pompeii was destroyed when the volcano erupted in 79AD. | active volcano (=a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • extinct — ex|tinct [ıkˈstıŋkt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: exstinctus, past participle of exstinguere; EXTINGUISH] 1.) an extinct type of animal or plant does not exist any more ▪ Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years. ▪ Pandas could …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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