Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling lava in one or more characteristics, such as heat or viscosity

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lava +‎ -like

Examples

  • His opinion was confirmed by the lavalike liquid that spewed from the urn.

    Cyclops One

  • Perhaps it was her Palo Duro oil of a lavalike flow bubbling through an inferno of hot oranges and searing yellows, or maybe it was her drawing with curved, boiling, and saw-toothed forms of terrifying climbs.

    Portrait of An Artist

  • All over that black, lumpy, lavalike surface the plasmoids crawled, walked, soared and wriggled.

    Legacy

  • Across the black lavalike pavement, they could see the bulky form of Tortha Karf, hunched under a long cloak, with his flat cap pulled down over his brow.

    Time Crime

  • Chunks of the lavalike stuff pelted down between the little mound and the huge one of the old library, blowing a hole six feet in diameter and two and a half deep, revealing concrete bonded with crushed steel-mill slag.

    The Return

  • Mall -- even at five hundred feet he could feel the heat from it -- chuffing and clanking and pouring lavalike molten rock for a new pavement.

    The Cosmic Computer

  • They were locked in embrace again, Mrs. Becker blown hot and cold by the ever-shifting clouds of her emotions, the two men standing by in a state of helplessness that was always in inverse proportion to the lavalike eruptions from the crater of her nerves.

    Star-Dust

  • The cliff towering at the junction of the two thoroughfares shared with each its generous mud-flow and half of it descended in lavalike cascades into the depths of a ravine that crossed the high street at right angles, passing under

    In the Footprints of the Padres

  • Eventually, the walls of the reactor vessel - 15 centimetres of stainless steel - would melt into a lavalike pile, slump into any remaining water on the floor, and potentially cause an explosion that would enhance the spread of radioactive contaminants.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Five works from his "Flood" series, monumental representations of flowing, lavalike swaths of red meant to suggest flowing blood, are on view through Jan. 10 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Del - gany St. After a 5 p.m.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.