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ig|ne|ous
ig|ne|ous «IHG nee uhs», adjective.
1. Geology. produced by fire, great heat, or the action of a volcano; solidified from a molten state. Igneous rock is formed by the cooling and solidification of magma. Granite is an igneous rock. »

There are three main kinds of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic (Frederick H. Pough). An igneous intrusion…forms the crests of most of the highest ridges (C. J. Schuberth).

2. of fire; having to do with fire; fiery.
[< Latin igneus (with English -ous) < ignis fire]

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