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Definition of "trachytic" [tra•chyt•ic]

  • Of or relating to trachyte (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "trachytic" in a sentence
  • "One is overwhelmed by the contemplation of these innumerable sculptures, worked with delicacy and artistic feeling in a hard, intractable, trachytic rock, and all found in one tropical island."
  • "AN unfathomable gulf twenty-five miles long, and twenty miles broad was produced, but long before historic times, by the falling in of caverns among the trachytic lavas of the center of the island."
  • "It may easily be conceived what vast quantities of elastic gases, what masses of molten matter accumulated beneath its solid surface whilst no exit was practicable after the cooling of the trachytic crust."