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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To burst forth as a volcanic eruption.


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  • A person very close to me calls this plague on relationships "going volcanic".

    August 1, 2011

  • I made this word up around 1996-7 when my marriage was getting horrid. I used it to imply blowing up, being really furious, even violently so, being so exasperasted that you think you're going to burst and erupt.... like Vesuvius! I've been using it casually among friends ever since.

    August 1, 2011