lava

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Noun[change]

Singular
lava

Plural
lavas

  1. (countable); (geology) Lava is the molten rock that is spit out of a volcano when it erupts.
    When the volcano erupted, it spit out lots of lava.
  2. (uncountable); (geology) Lava is magma that is found on the surface of the Earth.

Note: Lava is different than magma. Magma is molten rock that is under the surface of the Earth, while lava is molten rock that is on the surface of the Earth.

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