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geothermal energy

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Heat within the earth's interior that is a potential source of energy. Volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles are all sources of geothermal energy. The main areas of the world in...

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geothermal field

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An area of the Earth characterized by a relatively high heat flow. The anomolously high rate of heat flow may be due to present, or fairly recent, orogenic or magmatic activity, or to the...

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sulphur

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n. a nonmetallic element that is active against fungi and parasites. It is a constituent of ointments and other preparations used in the treatment of skin disorders (such as...

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volcanic steam

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Hot steam that is released into the air in volcanic eruptions, and from fumaroles and solfataras.

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