Definition of


  1. (adj, all) like or suggestive of fire
    an igneous desert atmosphere
  2. (adj, all) produced by the action of fire or intense heat
  3. (adj, pert) produced under conditions involving intense heat
    igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone
    pyrogenic strata

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Synonyms of Igneous

eruptive, fiery, pyrogenic, pyrogenous

Antonyms of Igneous


Origin of the word Igneous

  1. 1664, from L. igneus "of fire, fiery," from ignis "fire," from PIE *egni- (cf. Skt. agnih "fire, sacrificial fire," O.C.S. ogni, Lith. ugnis "fire"). more

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Words that sound like Igneous

i kings, ice mass, iciness, icing, iconic, ignominious, ii kings, isamu noguchi, ischaemic, ischemic, isogonic, issuance, issuing, izanagi

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