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lava

noun [U]  /ˈlɑv·ə, ˈlæv·ə/ us  
earth science hot liquid rock that comes out of a volcano , or the solid rock formed when liquid rock cools
Translations of “lava”
in Korean 용암…
in Arabic حُمَم بُرْكانِيّة…
in French lave…
in Turkish lav…
in Italian lava…
in Chinese (Traditional) (火山噴出的)岩漿,熔岩, 火山岩…
in Russian лава…
in Polish lawa…
in Spanish lava…
in Portuguese lava…
in German die Lava…
in Catalan lava…
in Japanese 溶岩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (火山喷出的)岩浆,熔岩, 火山岩…
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