Meaning of “basaltic” in the English Dictionary


"basaltic" in English

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/bəˈsɔːl.tɪk/ us /bəˈsɑːl.tɪk/

Examples from literature

  • The east side of the narrow watercourse was of primitive rock, the west side basaltic. 
  • The hills were basaltic, but the creeks having cut through the rocks and excavated the sandstone, the valleys were not of such a fertile character as the plains and ridges. 
  • The rocks of this basaltic series occur nowhere except near the coast. 
  • We have seen that portions of the basaltic ring, two or three miles in length by one or two miles in breadth, and from one to two thousand feet in height, have been wholly removed. 
  • We then entered a basaltic plain, richly grassed and less stony than usual. 

(Definition of “basaltic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"basaltic" in American English

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basalticadjective [ not gradable ]

us /bəˈsɔl·tɪk/

earth science relating to or containing basalt

(Definition of “basaltic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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