1. producing or characterized by eruptions

an eruptive disease

Pertains to noun: ↑eruption
2. produced by the action of fire or intense heat

rocks formed by igneous agents

Syn: ↑igneous
Ant: ↑aqueous (for: ↑igneous)
Topics: ↑geology
3. actively spewing out lava

a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring

Similar to: ↑active
Derivationally related forms: ↑erupt

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