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active volcano

This page is about the collocation active volcano

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a volcano that could erupt at any time

For example

  • There are quite a few active volcanoes in Southeast Asia.

  • We saw smoke and ash coming from the top of the volcano, so we knew it was active.

Quick Quiz

A volcano is only called an "active vocano" if

a. it's erupting right now

b. it's erupted in the past

c. it could erupt right now

Contributor: Matt Errey