/ig"nim bruyt'/, n. Petrol.
a fine-grained volcanic rock consisting mainly of welded shards of feldspar and quartz. Also called welded tuff.
[1932; < L ign(is) fire + imbr-, s. of imber rain, shower + -ITE1]

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      rock composed of compacted volcanic ejecta (see tuff).

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