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intr.v. e·rupt·ed, e·rupt·ing, e·rupts
a. To throw or force something out violently, as lava, ash, and gases: The volcano erupted.
b. To be thrown or forced out: Water erupted from the geyser.
2. To develop suddenly: Violence erupted during the protests.
3. To express oneself suddenly and loudly: He erupted in anger.
a. To break through the gums in developing. Used of teeth.
b. To appear on the skin. Used of a rash or blemish.

[Latin ērumpere, ērupt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

e·rup′tive adj.
e·rup′tive·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
His garden became a perfect crater, erupting vegetables.
It has been a frequent site of activity since 2008, after erupting in June 2006 for the first time in 58 years.
While geologists say Yellowstone will likely never erupt again, scientists around the world use Ash3d daily to predict the potential fallout from restless volcanoes--including Bardarbunga, the Icelandic volcano that began erupting in late August.
The victims were found near the peak of the 10,062-foot mountain and appear to have been knocked unconscious by debris erupting from the volcano, or were overcome by the dense ash or toxic fumes.
The volcano itself is actually still erupting but only at a lower level," a spokesman for the Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin was quoted by Perth Now.
50 pm and is still erupting at the moment," said Sutopo Nugoroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
Mount Sinabung has been erupting on and off since September, but went into overdrive late Saturday and early Sunday, repeatedly spewing out red-hot ash and rocks up to eight kilometres (five miles) into the air.
The 2,400-metre high volcano was dormant for nearly 100 years before erupting in August and September 2010, forcing about 12,000 people to flee.
The 1,689 metre-high mountain has been erupting since July 2011.
People are advised not to enter Bulusan's four-kilometre permanent danger zone," Solidum said, adding that aircraft were advised to steer clear from the erupting volcano to avoid their engines from being clogged by volcanic ash.
Kilauea, in Hawaii, for example has been erupting quietly for 28 years.