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intr.v. ir·rupt·ed, ir·rupt·ing, ir·rupts
1. To break or burst in: The boys irrupted into the kitchen.
2. Ecology To increase rapidly in number, especially beyond the normal range: snowy owls that irrupted southward.

[Latin irrumpere, irrupt- : in-, in; see in-2 + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

ir·rup′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irruption - a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in; "the recent irruption of bad manners"
incoming, ingress, entering, entrance, entry - the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
2.irruption - a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population
population growth - increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
3.irruption - a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)irruption - a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
epidemic - a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
recrudescence - a return of something after a period of abatement; "a recrudescence of racism"; "a recrudescence of the symptoms"


[ɪˈrʌpʃən] Nirrupción f


nEindringen nt, → Hereinstürzen nt; (of water also)Hereinbrechen nt